In the last couple of weeks I attended a soccer game and a music recital for my grandchildren.The initial impression was how enthusiastic the kids were about what they were doing and secondarily their desire to improve.
The children seemed to revel in both the events and the direction their respective teachers and coaches were giving them.
In both cases they had made considerable improvement since the last time I was present.
This made me think that many adults become jaded and think they know it all. They seem to believe there is no room for improvement, they are a finished product, and unfortunately stop learning.
Study after study indicates that those companies that routinely provide training and inculcate the expectation for continuous improvement for all employees are statistically near the top of high performing organizations.
Training and learning never go out of style and it is a critical investment. Embracing it with the enthusiasm and openness of youth is infectious and indeed leads to a competitive advantage.
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