Research cites agile learning as a key leadership trait

August 21, 20151 minute read

The Korn Ferry Institute has found that being able to navigate through novel situations and learn from the experience without becoming rigid makes “agile learners” more able to work through complex problems, drive innovation and grow a bottom line.

A blog by Geri Stengel in Forbes identifies three traits of agile learners: tolerance of ambiguity, intellectual curiosity, and emotional intelligence:

The author describes the agile learning style of Ellen Rubin, cofounder of ClearSky Data, a Boston tech startup working on ways to change the way companies handle data.

Rubin makes sure ClearSky team members feel free to ask a lot of questions and get other people’s help so they can learn on the job.