Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, 1st Edition
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The transformative system that shows leaders how to rethink their strategies, retool their capabilities, and revitalize their businesses for stronger, longer-lasting success.
There’s a learning curve to running any successful business. But once you begin to rely on past achievements or get stuck in outdated thinking and practices that no longer work, you need to take a step back—and unlearn. This innovative and actionable framework from executive coach Barry O’Reilly shows you how to break the cycle of behaviors that were effective in the past but are no longer relevant in the current business climate, and now limit or may even stand in the way of your success.
With this simple but powerful three-step system, you’ll discover how to:
1. Unlearn the behaviors and mindsets that prevent you and your businesses from moving forward.
2. Relearn new skills, strategies, and innovations that are transforming the world every day.
3. Break through old habits and thinking by opening up to new ideas and perspectives to achieve extraordinary
Packed with relatable anecdotes and real-world examples, this unique resource walks you through every step of the unlearning process. You’ll discover new ways of thinking and leading in every industry. You’ll identify what you need to unlearn, what to stop, what to keep, and what to change. By intentionally and routinely applying the system of unlearning, you’ll be able to adapt your mindset, adopt new behaviors, acquire new skills, and explore new options that will totally transform your performance and the business you lead. This book will help you let go of the past, and encourage your teams and organization to do the same. When you think big but start small, choose courage over comfort, and become curious to tackle uncertainty, you can achieve new levels of success you never dreamed possible.
Good leaders know they need to continuously learn. But great leaders know when to unlearn the past to succeed in the future. This book shows you the way.
Chapter 1: Why Unlearn?
Chapter 2: How to Unlearn
Chapter 3: Unlearning the Obstacles to Unlearning
Chapter 4: Unlearn
Chapter 5: Relearn
Chapter 6: Breakthrough
Chapter 7: Unlearning Management
Chapter 8: Unlearning with Customers
Chapter 9: Unlearning with People and Organizations
Chapter 10: Unlearning Incentives
Chapter 11: Unlearning with Business and Product Innovation
Chapter 12: Conclusion