In the learning industry, I find we always talk about the modern learning philosophies, skills and experiences our people need, but rarely do I see or hear anyone talk about the skills and experience modern learning professionals need to navigate today’s world.
I came across an interesting quote recently, while listening to a podcast between the comedian Russell Brand and self-help guru Tony Robbins:
“We all teach, what we most need to learn”
It struck me as I had been thinking about the capabilities of learning teams and how many people are actually keeping their own skills up to date, embracing continuous learning and actually practising what we preach to everyone else.
This article is a follow up to one I wrote in early 2018 about my initial research and experiences from my first 2 months using CBD oil. I’d encourage you to give this a read before you jump into this follow-up, especially as I won’t be repeating myself here with context on what CBD oil is or its history.
I hope we all know by now, that learning takes place in many, many, many more arenas than just a classroom.
This piece has been inspired by three things, one being a recent post I shared on LinkedIn that you can view in the picture below, a lyric from a new song by Slipknot and a movie called the Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway – an odd combo I’m aware.
My context and aim in releasing the LinkedIn post was initially to start a conversation on not discarding what we already have in favour of what’s on trend. It the days after I posted this, I began reflecting on what this philosophy could mean for many areas of life and in particular in the fields of learning an marketing which I operate in.