Erika Andersen- Be Bad First: Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future
We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. News that once took months, even years, to spread now reaches across the globe in seconds. Advances in medicine and science are pushing boundaries with gene therapy and stem cell transplants. And decisions about where and how to work and live are nearly endless.
As new knowledge—and the possibilities that arise from that knowledge—propels us forward, leadership readiness expert and renowned author Erika Andersen suggests that success in today’s world requires the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously—in spite of our mixed feelings about being a novice.
This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Erika Andersen. The original live interview was 3/25/16.
In her newest book, Be Bad First, Erika explores how we can become masters of mastery; proficient in the kind of high-payoff learning that’s needed today. With assessments and exercises at the close of every chapter, she encourages readers to embrace being bad on the way to being great—to be novices over and over again as we seek to learn and acquire the new skills that will allow us to thrive in this fast-changing world.
Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Over the past 30 years, Erika has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business-building that are custom tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture. She and her colleagues at Proteus focus uniquely on supporting leaders at all levels to get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.Much of her recent work has focused on organizational visioning and strategy, executive coaching, and management and leadership development. In these capacities she serves as consultant and advisor to the CEOs and top executives of a number of corporations, including NBC Universal, Gannett Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Turner Broadcasting, GE, Union Square Hospitality Group, and Madison Square Garden.
She also shares her insights about managing people and creating successful businesses by speaking to corporations, non-profit groups and national associations. Erika is also one of the most popular business bloggers at Forbes.com. She is the author of Leading So People Will Follow, Being Strategic: Plan for Success; Outthink Your Competitors; Stay Ahead of Change, and Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers, and the author and host of Being Strategic with Erika Andersen on Public Television.
Proteus grew out of a desire to help leaders get ready for the future. Since our start in 1990, we’ve been helping clients get clear about the future they want to create for themselves and then consistently choose the simplest, most feasible ways to make that future a reality.
The practice has grown from two US-based consultants to 20 worldwide, supported by a talented and dedicated administrative staff – but our mission remains the same: to help clients clarify and move toward their hoped-for future.
His website is http://erikaandersen.com/
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