One of the topics I often lead for organizations is Teambuilding. During this class, we discuss the Four Stages of Learning, annotated here with my own descriptions (more detail here):
- Unconscious Incompetence (You don’t know what you don’t know)
- Conscious Incompetence (You KNOW what you don’t know)
- Conscious Competence (You know what you know)
- Unconscious Competence (You don’t even have to think about what you know…it’s automatic)
It’s funny to me how as a youngster, I was able to teach myself to read by watching Sesame Street. This morning, a friend of mine (@gggena) said she had this song stuck in her head, which I recognized from my past. When she sent the link and I again watched this classic tale unfold, I was reminded at just how deep the lessons can be learned from something disguised as “children’s programming”. Hmmm…Maybe everything I needed to know I really DID learn (before) Kindergarten!
Watch “Dear Henry’s” learning style evolve. Who is the “Liza” and “Henry” in your OWN organization?
Which one sounds more like you?