In Be Bad First, Erika Andersen proposes that success today depends on our ability to acquire new skills and knowledge quickly and continuously—and she offers a practical approach for becoming that kind of high-payoff learner.
As new knowledge–and the possibilities that arise from that knowledge–propels us forward, leadership readiness expert and renowned author Erika Andersen suggests that success in today’s world requires the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously–in spite of our mixed feelings about being a novice. In her newest book, Be Bad First, Erika explores how we can become masters of mastery; proficient in the kind of high-payoff learning that’s needed today. She encourages readers to embrace being bad on the way to being great–to be novices over and over again as we seek to learn and acquire the new skills that will allow us to thrive in this fast-changing world.
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Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. She advises the senior executives of such companies as NBCUniversal, Tory Burch, GE, Madison Square Garden, HULU and Viacom.
Andersen is the best-selling author of Leading So People Will Follow, Being Strategic, and Growing Great Employees, and her latest book, Be Bad First – Get Good at Things FAST to Stay Ready for the Future. She is host of the Proteus Leader Show, a regular podcast that offers quick, practical support for leaders and managers.
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