We’d like to welcome guest blogger Tiffany Funk, Humanergy’s Marketing and Materials Specialist.
Thinking like a beginner may sound counterintuitive in today’s competitive marketplace. Who doesn’t want to be considered an expert in their industry?
Beginners readily ask questions and are willing to try out new processes. Seasoned experts may be resistant to the fact there could be a better approach than their tried-and-true method.
In fact, maintaining a curious mind open to new possibilities is exactly what one needs to stay relevant. Achieving that expert label can hinder leadership and personal growth according to The Mindful Leader. Preconceived ideas and judgments are roadblocks to development since an expert already has the answer and may not be as receptive to innovation.
Do you need help breaking out of your “expert” rut and getting back to a beginner’s mindset? Humanergy can help you with that! Leave a comment below or send us a message.
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Good message. This concept is addressed in a good book called “Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined” by Scott Sonenshein.