The last barrier to success for a woman in business has been lifted. Several renowned female journalists ecstatically announced Apple’s new watch because they no longer would have to search for their phone in their handbag until it stops ringing. First Apple kept a generation from buying watches – they could check the time on their phone. Now, Apple hopes the must-have is a watch. Are you curious to try it? According to Gary Burnison, CEO of the world’s largest Executive Search Firm, Korn/Ferry, research shows the No. 1 predictor of executive success is: Learning Agility. Technical competency is a starting point. But, it always comes down to people’s willingness to grow, to learn, to have insatiable curiosity. When you think about the levers of growth that a company has, you can consolidate, or tap new markets, or innovate. When it comes to the last two, particularly innovation, you want a workforce that is incredibly curious. How learning agile are you?
March 11, 2015