Agility means having a wide range of tools at your disposal, which is an argument for consuming a lot of ideas and information, but you don't want to paralyze yourself by gathering tons of information. Learn how to keep yourself broadly informed but also focused on targeted information acquisition so you don't get overwhelmed or forget what you read long ago.
- A major reason mentally agile professionals…are so successful is they take in…a wide range of ideas and information…and then deploy them in the right circumstances.…More reading, more conversations,…and more learning is awesome up to a point,…but there can also be too much of a good thing…if you never take action.…Many of us may know professionals…who fall into the trap of continually gathering information,…but never seem to do anything with it.…Here's how to avoid that paralysis…and instead make good use of your hard fought knowledge.…
First, as you're setting your learning goals,…it's useful to differentiate…between general knowledge you'd like to acquire…and specific technical skills.…The former might include things like…learning about trends in artificial intelligence…or management research about how to be a better leader.…The latter, on the other hand,…might be learning how to do computer programming…in a particular language or specific techniques…for how to offer your employees feedback…during performance reviews.…
- Recognize the pitfalls that negatively impact a person’s mental agility.
- Summarize the process of scenario pre-planning, or “pre-mortem.”
- Recall the importance of a decision journal.
- Explain the advantages obtained by becoming mentally agile.
- Identify the strategy mentally agile people use to avoid data paralysis.