Day 13: Learn from your mistakes

Day 13: Learning by mistake

Is there a way to rewire your brain to transform the fear of the
unknown and self-loathing of mistakes into real learning and wisdom?
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“Being able to remember stuff is not so important any more. Most of the world’s knowledge is a google search away.

What we need to know is how to ask a really good question. Then, how to make sense of the results.

Good questions start with, I don’t know.”

In I Don’t Know. Is Learning By Mistake How We Learn Best?, Heather Bussing says that uncertainty is the foundation for creativity, innovation, change, and progress.

QUESTION:
Can you identify a situation when you learned by admitting you didn’t know something? How can you help your people to ask questions and be prepared to say they don’t know something,

SHARE your thoughts with your team.
What can you collectively do to move things on in your own organisation?

FIND OUT MORE about how to encourage reflective practices in this section of the MWL 2020 resource. [Note: To view this content, you will need to purchase access to MWL2020]