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Issue 54 - 03 | Leading with Agility

By Kevin Cashman
Published Jan. 15, 2009 1:11 a.m.
Learning Agility, which has four dimensions—Mental Agility, People Agility, Results Agility and Change Agility—is a key to unlocking our change proficiency. In fact, research studies by CCL, Mike Lombardo of Lominger, Robert Sternberg and his colleagues at Yale University, and Daniel Goleman point to Learning Agility as more predictive of long-term potential than raw IQ. Learning Agility is a complex set of skills that allows us to learn something in one situation and apply it in a completely different situation. It is about gathering patterns from one context and using those patterns in a completely new context so that we can make sense and success out of something we have never seen or done before. In short, Learning Agility is Change Mastery—the ability to learn, adapt, and apply ourselves in constantly changing conditions.

About Kevin Cashman | Kevin is Global Leader, CEO & Executive Development at Korn Ferry. He is the founder of the Chief Executive Institute, now offered in five global locations. Cashman in the author of six books, inclusing the bestselling The Pause Principle. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Human Resource Executive, Fast Company, and Strategy & Leadership and by Bloomberg, CNN, National Public Radio, Oprah, and other national media.


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