MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
The first time we aim for a goal, follow a rule or make a decision, we are engaging in single loop learning.
If we question our approaches and make honest self-assessments, we shift into double loop learning. Here we assess our biases, question our mental models, and look for areas where we can improve.
Many skilled people excel at single loop learning where they become accustomed only to success.
They aren’t used to failing, so they struggle to learn from their mistakes and often respond by blaming someone else.
“their ability to learn shuts down precisely at the moment they need it the most.”
Learning, is much faster when you work with precision over brute force. You’ll remember much more if, instead of trying to memorize, you first seek to understand. Once you “get” something, the act of memorizing it becomes much, much faster.
A mental model is an explanation of how something works. They are beliefs, worldviews or frameworks of thinking. You carry a certain kind of thinking in you to arrive at a solution to a problem.