Learning Agility Factors

October 2, 2018

Learning agility: Knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do

Learning agility is the ability and willingness to learn from experience and then apply that learning to perform successfully in new situations.

People who are learning agile:
  • Seek out experiences to learn from
  • Enjoy complex problems and challenges associated with new experiences.
  • Get more out of those experiences because they have an interest in making sense of them.
  • Perform better because they incorporate new skills into their repertoire. A person who is learning agile has more lessons, more tools, and more solutions to draw on when faced with new business challenges.
Korn Ferry is a leader in understanding and developing Learning Agility. Their resources include:
Becoming An Agile Leader book
Seven Faces of Learning Agility article
FYI on Learning Agility
viaEDGE Assessment
Other resources include:
A white paper from the Center for Creative Leadership
An article deepening understanding and comparing three models
Leadership Development