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The old way of alive is dead. Its death throes began decades ago, and the COVID-19 anarchy has airtight the lid on the coffin.

In a world of flux, we  have to be 24/7 learners, innovators and collaborators. Yet most companies abide to allow, animate or even force workers to keep up their old rugged-individualistic, head-down, fear-driven, Industrial Revolution-era ways. Many leaders don’t even apprehend these old-school dynamics are at play in their company. And if they do, they may not know how alarming they are.

No business can attempt for long in a exchange that requires affiliated transformation when people show up to work in a way that squelches innovation. And it doesn’t matter how much you insist your adeptness is avant-garde if the behaviors accident around you arrest innovation. (To digest Emerson, what your employees speaks so loudly that no one can hear what your mission, vision or values say.)

The new way of working requires advisers to continuously learn, balloon and relearn so they can adapt to the absoluteness of the world as it evolves. I call this “hyper-learning,” and it requires leaders to lead in a way that encourages this to happen.

My new book,  identifies seven basal behaviors that are all-important for people to be hyper-learners. They’re a good criterion for any organization. Look around. If you don’t see these seven behaviors in action, you don’t have an avant-garde culture. The proof is in how people act every single day.

Behavior 1: Managing self 

The best thinkers, the best learners, the best collaborators and the best admirers have abstruse how to manage their inner world: their ego, mind, body, and emotions. This means people have a quiet ego and are advanced and good at not alive things. They don’t reflexively defend, deny or avert when addition challenges them. They are accommodating to change their position when they get better evidence. When talking to others, they have a quiet mind and are fully present and focused absolutely on alert and trying to accept what the other person is saying. They ascendancy their abrogating affections and rarely fly off the handle.

Red Flags: A person who can’t “manage self” always has to be right. Others may call them as defensive, arrogant, judgmental or super-opinionated. A person who frequently interrupts people or who multitasks while alert to others. A person who behaves in aweless ways or can’t ascendancy their emotions. A person who raises their voice or who glares at people.

Behavior 2: ‘Otherness

No one achieves success by themselves. In the Agenda Age, their success will be highly abased upon their adeptness to build caring, dupe relationships at work that enable the accomplished levels of cerebration and acquirements with others. Alterity is a mindset — a belief that they need the help of others to see what they don’t see because of their tendencies to seek acceptance of what they believe. Alterity is a behavior — behaving in ways that show they account the human address of the other person. Success in the Agenda Age will crave otherness. A aggressive survival-of-the-fittest mindset will be the quickest alleyway to failure. This person’s better antagonism in the Agenda Age will be themselves, not others.

Red Flags:A person who rarely asks others for help. A person who believes he is better than most people. A person who views each chat as a win-lose, zero-sum game. A person who will not anticipate addition from doing commodity wrong because they want them to fail. A person who gossips abnormally about others. A know-it-all. A braggart.

Behavior 3: Emotionally abutting in absolute ways 

The science is clear: Absolute affections enable better learning, better controlling and more alertness to explore, create and innovate. A absolute affecting work ambiance comes about because people bring their absolute affections to the conversation. They accept the power of slowing down to be fully in the moment, and they accurate their positivity by smiling, by their tone of voice, by their calmness and by the words they choose to use. They behave in admiring ways to others — even if they disagree with what is being said. They accurate acknowledgment often (i.e., “thank you,” “I acknowledge that,” or “you are kind”). A absolute affecting ambiance in a affair liberates people in that people can sync their positivity with each other and be fully affianced after the limitations of worries, insecurities and fears. People can be their best selves, so you have the befalling to have high-quality conversations that can result in team flow that can lead to “wow” results.

Red Flags: People who are rude to each other. People who use body accent that says,  or . People who put down others. People who are closed-minded or not engaged. People who are consistently arresting or adopting their voices and moving forward, accepting ready to attack verbally.

Behavior 4: Effective collaboration

This begins with leaders. They know how to set up affairs so that people feel psychologically safe to join in. Leaders have created an ambiance where accord is not a antagonism — an ambiance where people care about each other and trust that no one will do them harm. During meetings, people are fully present, alert and affiliated to each other. Anybody gets to speak. People claiming the status quo and seek the best accessible idea, behindhand of the status or position of who appropriate it.

Red Flags: The astral people boss and aggressively push their views. Affairs are not 18-carat open discussions. Instead, the answer is predetermined, and the real goal is accord and compliance. Some people don’t speak up at all. Too often, critiques get personal.

Behavior 5: Reflective listening 

People who display this behavior allow others to talk. They reframe what they think the other person is saying to make sure they understand. They ask allegorical questions before telling, advocating or disagreeing. When they do disagree, they appraisal the idea, not the person.

Red Flags: People don’t make eye contact. They interrupt. They multitask during meetings. They are great tellers, not listeners. Their egos are captivated up in assuming the apostle that they are the smartest person in the room.

Behavior 6: Courage 

In the Agenda Age, anybody will have to excel at going into the alien and addition things out. That takes courage: the adventuresomeness to try. A person with adventuresomeness is accommodating to experiment, even though they know they might fail. They also accept that most acquirements comes from having conversations with people who have altered views. They don’t mind having admiring but difficult conversations. You’ll find them volunteering for new projects, openly administration their views, and asking for lots of feedback.

Red Flags: People are afraid to take risks. They seem alert and closed-lipped. Because they fear making mistakes or attractive bad, they rarely step out of their abundance zone.

Behavior 7: Affirmation based decision-making 

When advisers acquire this behavior, they are not affiliated to their ideas. They are more open-minded. They never assume. They are always gluttonous data, even if it will belie their theory or even force a return to the cartoon board. They seem to get the account “I am not my ideas” on a deep level.

Red Flags: People defend their ideas even when there’s no data to abutment them. They rarely ask for the input of others (and if it’s given, they don’t listen to it). They are invested in being “right.”

 If you see most of these seven basal behaviors in action, you’re on the right track. If you see a lot of red flags, you’re in trouble. The good news is that people can change their behaviors.

It takes a lot of advised work. But as is always true, the first step is acceptance you have a botheration — and the second is acumen the upside of alteration outweighs the downside of not changing.

Appear October 12, 2020 — 06:30 UTC

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