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There comes a time in every person's life when the methods and thinking that brought you success in the past won't continue to bring you success in the future. 

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Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results

Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results

by Barry O'Reilly

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Peter Senge's, The Fifth Discipline, points out the Laws of System Thinking:

  • Today's problems come from yesterday's "solutions".
  • The harder you push, the harder the system pushes...

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How to unlearn

Each time we need to adapt and innovate, we go through distinct steps.

  1. Unlearn: Unlearning starts with acknowledging that what you're ...

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  • Identify a challenge your want to address. The best place to start is where you are now.
  • Define success as if you would view it from hindsight. What b...

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  • Create options for small steps: List as many options as possible. Pick one that will most likely move you forward. Then celebrate, regardless of the result.
  • Fi...

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  • Reflect
  • Feed forward learnings to the next experiment.
  • Align impact and increase psychological safety.
  • Increase your speed of unlearning.

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  • Leadership should provide context for what is to be achieved, why it matters, and then create a system of work that enables people to identify with those outcomes.
  • Leadership should pr...

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  • Companies have two customers: the people you sell to and your employees.
  • Direct, raw, unfiltered feedback from customers is much better than reports from within the company.
  • Wh...

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  • Organisations and the people in them must continuously be stimulated to succeed in the long run.
  • An organisation is transformed with a continuous individual transformation of both lead...

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