Learning to Use What You Already Know

Steve Stumpf (Author) | Joel DeLuca (Author)

Publication date: 07/01/1994

Learning to Use What You Already Know

They clarify previously confusing thoughts, simplify complex situations, and point the way to new and better ways of doing things.

Is there a way to encourage the kind of "aha!" perceptions that leave us feeling enlightened and empowered? Are there methods for facilitating the flashes of understanding that make us holler "eureka!" or smile with quiet contentment? Though insights may feel like they come out of the blue, Stumpf and DeLuca make us aware of the process behind the flash so that we can stimulate our capacity for learning and growth.

Beginning with the premise that each of us knows more than we think we do, Stumpf and DeLuca provide a reflective process that integrates all of our conscious and unconscious resources. They share their insights, grounded in common daily work-life situations, to prompt readers' own perceptions into everything from getting along with coworkers to being a visionary leader, understanding the meaning of service in a job, coping with technological change, and remaining competitive in the global economy.

Organized to mirror the insight-to-learning process, each chapter of Learning to Use What You Already Know starts with an insight, provides an example for reflection, summarizes the context with a lesson statement, and concludes with questions to stimulate the readers' thoughts. Examples and anecdotes from the authors' lives show how they arrived at an insight and, since new concepts do not always emerge in words, key ideas are whimsically illustrated.

With humor, and, well, insight, Stumpf and DeLuca show readers how to become their own source of lifelong learning. The tools in Learning to Use What You Already Know help readers turn what they've learned in order to survive into the creative understanding that will help them thrive personally and professionally.

  • How to turn the knowledge, experience, and skills we take for granted into meaningful insights
  • A practical and fun-to-use guide to increasing personal and interpersonal effectiveness at work
  • Ways to cultivate insights-about problems, people, and situations-that bring enjoyment and build the mind's capacity to interact with people and ideas

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Overview

They clarify previously confusing thoughts, simplify complex situations, and point the way to new and better ways of doing things.

Is there a way to encourage the kind of "aha!" perceptions that leave us feeling enlightened and empowered? Are there methods for facilitating the flashes of understanding that make us holler "eureka!" or smile with quiet contentment? Though insights may feel like they come out of the blue, Stumpf and DeLuca make us aware of the process behind the flash so that we can stimulate our capacity for learning and growth.

Beginning with the premise that each of us knows more than we think we do, Stumpf and DeLuca provide a reflective process that integrates all of our conscious and unconscious resources. They share their insights, grounded in common daily work-life situations, to prompt readers' own perceptions into everything from getting along with coworkers to being a visionary leader, understanding the meaning of service in a job, coping with technological change, and remaining competitive in the global economy.

Organized to mirror the insight-to-learning process, each chapter of Learning to Use What You Already Know starts with an insight, provides an example for reflection, summarizes the context with a lesson statement, and concludes with questions to stimulate the readers' thoughts. Examples and anecdotes from the authors' lives show how they arrived at an insight and, since new concepts do not always emerge in words, key ideas are whimsically illustrated.

With humor, and, well, insight, Stumpf and DeLuca show readers how to become their own source of lifelong learning. The tools in Learning to Use What You Already Know help readers turn what they've learned in order to survive into the creative understanding that will help them thrive personally and professionally.

  • How to turn the knowledge, experience, and skills we take for granted into meaningful insights
  • A practical and fun-to-use guide to increasing personal and interpersonal effectiveness at work
  • Ways to cultivate insights-about problems, people, and situations-that bring enjoyment and build the mind's capacity to interact with people and ideas
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