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Learning Agility

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"Learning agility is defined as the “ability and willingness to learn from experience and apply that learning to perform successfully in new situations.” Distinct from intelligence—learning agility is the single, best predictor of high potential.  Agile learners tend to know what to do when they don’t know what to do. They are today’s and tomorrow’s most successful leaders …"  (as per Korn Ferry's Learning Agility Data Sheet below) 
There are 5 main aspects of Learning Agility:
  1. Mental Agility
  2. People Agility
  3. Change Agility
  4. Results Agility
  5. Self Awareness
The interaction of these aspects and the importance of Learning Agility is neatly summed up in this presentation.
Each of these aspects can be measured by Lominger's viaEdgeTM assessment tool in which I have been trained.  In addition. there are a number of Lominger's Competencies which are better predictors of Learning Agility and which can also be measured using the Hogan Assessments in tandem with viaEdgeTM.  The top 20 competencies in order that are indicators of Learning Agility (with those also in the Big 8 competencies indicated) are:
  1. Dealing with Ambiguity (Big 8)
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Learning on the Fly
  4. Perspective
  5. Conflict Management
  6. Sizing up People
  7. Listening
  8. Dealing with Paradox
  9. Standing Alone
  10. Personal Learning
  11. Patience
  12. Process management
  13. Creativity (Big 8)
  14. Understanding Others
  15. Composure
  16. Motivating others  (Big 8)
  17. Organising
  18. Self Knowledge
  19. Command Skills
  20. Political Savvy
Peter Black,
2 Mar 2014, 14:39
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6 Jan 2013, 16:49