Never Stop Learning

Chapter 9: Learning From Others

By Bradley Staats

I have never met a man so ignorant that
I couldn't learn something from him. 

--Galileo Galilei

Bradley Staats, author of Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive, argues that in order to succeed, we must strive to be dynamic learners.

In this excerpt, Staats explores the important role others play in our learning success, including their influence on our motivation and on determining what and how we learn. He identifies obstacles and challenges you'll face when learning from others, while outlining the benefits of seeking out people who have information and experiences different from yours. Learn strategies for overcoming an inward focus, building successful relationships, and how best to learn from, and teach, others to stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and thrive.

A behavioral scientist and operations professor at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Staats has spent a lifetime studying learning, working with individuals and organizations to understand and remove the obstacles to learning, innovate and create conditions where individuals can best perform.

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