Lessons on Learning
In a recent article in The Economist, my favorite magazine (minus any that report on realty TV ;-)., has a great article entitled “A very British business: Some lessons from the success of Britain’s elite private schools.” The article notes three areas where business could learn a lesson from (essentially) K-12 schools in Britian:
- “The first is that ‘tradition’ and ‘innovation’ need not be mutually exclusive.” In short, you can be in a business and still have enough vision to innovate/re-envision the business.
- “Performance measurement isn’t something performers are scared of. “I had a call today with a former long-term client. His son is looking at attending a boot camp. I shared to ask for scores and placement rates at program completion.
- “…insiders can make the best revolutionaries.” In the article, it shares that effective transformers can come from inside a business. I agree.