Four Stages of Learning a New Skill

It is impossible for any of us to know what we don’t know.

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And this is the stage where we all must start at when learning a new skill.

Leadership Tools: Four Stages for Learning Any New Skill. Unconscious Competence, Conscious Competence, Conscious Incompetence, and Unconscious Incompetence.

Leaders must be extremely self-reflective about their own blind spots; the areas where they are at Stage 1 (Unconscious Incompetence).  They must be aware of where their team has blind spots and work the frustration that comes when anyone is working near the edge of their current knowledge base.  

Dr.  Igor Kokcharov does a great job of aligning a variety of the models for human development in a SlideShare called Hierarchy of Skills bringing together models including:

Great leaders are constantly looking to improve their knowledge around how people learn and what motivates them.  They focus on developing their people every day and that development starts with themselves. Turn your team into Multipliers; not just Managers.




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