Learning Agility

Learning Agility

Want to be someone who learns faster and better than others with a track record of success in first time or rapid change situations?  That's the definition of Learning Agility, a term defined by Lominger International: A Korn/Ferry company almost 15 years ago to help companies define high potentials vs. high performers. High potentials can be high performers; but high performers aren't necessarily high potentials.  The good news is that, for many employees, the four aspects of Learning Agility can be developed over time.   The four aspects are: 1. Mental Agility, 2. Results Agility, 3. People Agility, and 4. Change Agility.  If you are a successful leader, you're probably good at 2 of these 4 already.

Leadership development in the future will be distinguished by short experiences and assignments that focus on geographic and business breadth and depth as well as equal emphasis on behaviors, competencies, knowledge and skills.  Learning Agility is the foundation that will enable you as a Leader of the future to go further. Look for my next blogs where I'll go into detail about the four aspects, starting with Mental Agility.  In thirteen years as a representative for Lominger International and owner of my own coaching business, I found this aspect of Learning Agility to be the most prevalent in my successful clients.  However, there are some twists and turns you're going to want to know!