Learning agility — the skill of learning from experiences so you can succeed in new situations — is a much sought-after skill to create a flexible, mobile, and resilient workforce. For example, a leader with learning agility can successfully transfer their talents across different parts of an organization. And individuals with high learning agility become the trusted “go-to” for high-profile projects and high-impact positions. In this article, the authors explore what it means to be an agile learner and outline several strategies for increasing your learning agility.
Learning agility is the skill of learning from experiences so you can succeed in new situations. It means knowing what to do when you haven’t done something before, and it’s increasingly important as “squiggly,” non-linear careers marked with unknowns are becoming everyone’s reality.