One of our key values is Self-Learn and Self-Lead.
It essentially speaks to a desire that all our people feel excited about the idea of bettering themselves through learning and practicing the postures of leadership . . and more importantly; that they believe they have the skills and support from us to do it daily.
So when it comes to finding people, how do we look for that? One of the key things I’m always looking for is Explicit Learning.
What have you actively learned in this role or hobby?
How did you seek out learning in this context?
What would you tell your younger self if you went back and did it again?
Being in flow.
Sometimes in business you’ll hear people talk about ‘flow’, about being ‘in flow’. This idea of experiencing flow in the learning process is part of the interest component relating to emotion. According to Csikszentmihalyi & Schiefele (1993), flow is of crucial importance for bringing about intrinsic learning motivation and for the cognitive development of the “pupils”. Flow can be defined as a holistic feeling of total absorption in an activity which is experienced as a homogeneous “flow” from one moment to the next. (ebbed:. 209). Regarding flow as a component for investigation in the context of a discussion about strategies is now very relevant because it can be assumed that any one in this “flow” state reaches their highest level of achievement.
In his introduction to Implicit and Explicit Learning of Languages Nick C. Ellis describes implicit and explicit learning in the following terms:
In the definition, implicit learning is conceived as a natural, simple and conscious learning process whereas explicit learning is described as a process which includes conscious operations such as the making and testing of hypotheses.