Every organization is a collection of individual S – or learning curves. You build an A-team by optimizing these individual curves. By managing people all along the S-curve and knowing what to do when they reach the top of the curve. As employees are allowed, even required, to surf their individual S-curve waves, disrupting themselves, you will be less vulnerable to disruption and get the gold star -- be a boss people want to work for.
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Whitney Johnson is one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption, a framework codified in the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself as well as Whitney’s new book published by Harvard Business Press in May 2018 - Build an 'A'-Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve; proprietary framework and diagnostics developed after co-founding the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen; former award-winning stock analyst on Wall Street; WBECS faculty; original cohort of Marshall Goldsmith's #100 Coaches; Coach for Harvard Business School's Executive Education, Harvard Business Review Contributor; LinkedInfluencer. Download a free chapter of Build an A Team.
In the book, the authors argue as the future of work changes, critical skills and expertise—not the number of degrees you have—will be imperative for companies and their employees to succeed, and the most successful companies are already thinking about how this will apply in a world where people are living—and working—longer. Gone are the days when a four-year degree guarantees job security and the skills to stay relevant for an entire career. With the latest scientific research on how people really learn and interviews from key leaders at Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, and MasterCard and thought leaders in business, learning and education like Sal Khan, Clay Christensen, Daniel Pink, and Whitney Johnson, the authors challenge the business communities to let go of outdated and traditional ways of closing the skills gap and embrace the urgency of re-skilling and upskilling the workforce of the future now.