Staying Relevant in a Fast-Changing World

Julie Jones
Have you been keeping up with the daily news feeds on artificial intelligence (AI)? With headlines like, Artificial Intelligence Outthinks Humans, Step-by-Step Guide to Using ChatGPT to Write a Report, and for the math challenged, Using Artificial AI to Solve Math Problems. With the sheer volume of information, it’s hard to decide the true impacts of artificial intelligence. Many people have started conversations like, how will AI, change my job? What can I do to prepare myself for the new world of work?    

How do people prepare for a change of this magnitude? What will be required today and every day for people to stay relevant? So how can people best AI? LinkedIn has identified developing additional skills in problem solving, communication, and decision making which separate human functioning from artificial intelligence.    

Additionally, in their blog post, Core Leadership Skills for Every Role, The Center for Creative Leadership identified learning agility as one of these four skills. The other three, self-awareness, communication, and influence are people centric skills. To advance careers,  it will be critical to become a lifelong learner to remain competitive.  

Ironically, learning is a skill. For many, it’s been a long time since they have thought about how people learn. Learning is a science, yet most haven’t signed up for a course on learning. Too often, earlier negative experiences with learning hinder future learning success.  

Over the next two months, we will provide a free interactive review of Bradley Staats’ book, Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive. Harvard Business Review Press, 2108. We are sharing this book selected as a featured selection in the Next Big Idea Book Club. Four leading leadership authors, Malcom Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink and Adam Grant curate two quarterly new release nonfiction books for the club. The books in the Next Big Idea book club have become influential works.  

This month, the focus will be on the need to become better dynamic learners and doing a deep dive in these interactive modules - learn from failure; focus on process, not outcome; ask questions; and recharge and reflect.  

Here’s to your learning! Come back next month to complete the second interactive installment covering the topics of be yourself; play to your strengths; specialize today, seek variety tomorrow; and learn from others.
Don't hesitate - check out our free interactive book review - installment 1

Bradley Staats, Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself and Thrive