Hardwired to Learn: A Conversation with Teri Hart
In this episode of Surfacing Leaders podcast, host Marc Koehler engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Teri Hart, the author of Hardwired to Learn and a seasoned expert in the field of learning and development. Teri, with a background rich in experience, shares insights into the transformative power of continuous learning and the evolving landscape of leadership.
The episode begins by delving into Teri's journey, tracing her career from the Navy to her impactful role as a learning leader. Teri emphasizes the paradigm shift in understanding the brain's ability to generate new stem cells, challenging the notion that adults are incapable of developing them. The conversation evolves to explore neuroplasticity and the limitless potential of learning at any age, a central theme in Teri's book.
The discussion takes an introspective turn as Teri reflects on her own leadership style, emphasizing the importance of being deliberate in leadership roles. She highlights the necessity of creating a system where individuals work collaboratively toward a shared vision, and she emphasizes the role of leadership in fostering a continuous learning culture.
The conversation widens to discuss the dynamic landscape of learning and development in the corporate world. Teri sheds light on the importance of skills such as learning agility, cultural competence, critical thinking, collaboration, and technology fluency in the contemporary workplace. The discussion emphasizes the role of leadership development programs, drawing parallels to the military's laddered approach to skill-building.
As the episode progresses, Teri explores the future of learning and development, foreseeing a shift from content creation to supporting individuals in navigating their unique learning journeys. The episode concludes with a powerful message about the imperative nature of leadership in creating a sustainable future for individuals, companies, and communities.
Listeners are encouraged to explore Teri Hart's book, Hardwired to Learn, a comprehensive guide that challenges preconceptions about learning and inspires a mindset of continuous growth. This episode serves as a beacon for those seeking inspiration and guidance in the realms of leadership and lifelong learning.
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