Friday, September 24, 2010

Learn from Experience with 5 Magic Questions -

Learning Fact No. 1 - People learn best from experience.

Learning Fact No. 2 - People don't always learn from their experiences.

In other words, living a busy, rich, interesting life doesn't guarantee that you'll end up wiser for it.

So what can you do? There's so much to be learned from life's experiences - the best learning of all. What can you do to make sure the learning happens?

The answer is that you have to think about what happens to you.

In this video, which is Part 6 in an 8-segment series of interviews with Meredith Bell, I explain a simple thought process that derives the lessons of experience better than any way I know...

You can facilitate your own learning by asking yourself the "5 Magic Questions." Or you can coach others by asking them the questions...and trusting them to come up with the answers!

In case you missed the first 5 videos in the series...

#1 - 4 Vital Things Every Leader Must Do

#2 - Why People Usually DON'T Give Their Best Effort

#3 - Leader Skills Are NOT Enough

#4 - Leaders Learn Best ON THE JOB, Not in the Classroom

#5 - Leadership Habits Take Time to Ingrain

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .

1 comment:

JKW said...

Interesting video. I find from experience that thinking about how it will turn out isn't wise. . . people never do or say what I think they will. Therefore, it is impossible to plan ahead. Blessings,Janet