It’s more celebrate to learn new things, to start new things. Even sometimes in discussions about change we’ll ask ‘what do we need to stop doing’, but we rarely go a step further and ask what do we need to unlearn.

Marshall Goldsmith’s “What got you here, won’t get you there” is a great book on both aspect (what we need to stop doing and unlearn) and there are many articles, like this one, discussing what we need to unlearn from school, things like ‘waiting to be told what to learn and working to get a good grade by getting good at knowing what’s on the test).

Often if we ask ‘what should be stop doing’, our answers tend to focus around tasks or projects. When we shift to asking what we need to unlearn we shift to habits, behaviours and the culture of our team, our organisation, our family, our society.



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