Learn, Share, Grow - Developing the Superpower of Curiosity
August 28, 2023
Below is a lesson from Admired Leadership on developing curiosity, as well as our key learnings.
The Blue Courage team is dedicated to continual learning and growth. We have adopted a concept from Simon Sinek’s Start With Why team called “Learn, Share, Grow”. We are constantly finding great articles, videos, and readings that have so much learning. As we learn new and great things, this new knowledge should be shared for everyone to then grow from.
Developing the Superpower of Curiosity
If a leadership superpower does exist, it must be curiosity.
Many of the most successful leaders and entrepreneurs point to their seemingly innate curiosity as the basis for their success. If curiosity is indeed the wonder drug of insight, learning, and relationships, the question becomes how to enhance it. Developing the superpower of curiosity should be on top of every leader’s list. The question is, how?
Curiosity has a host of cousins, such as the need for cognition, novelty seeking, sensation seeking, and the need for exploration. Of the big five factors of personality, the trait of Openness to Experience is most connected to curiosity. This factor emphasizes imagination and eagerness to learn new things. Those high on Openness tend to have a broad range of interests and enjoy new experiences. Makes sense. But it also works the other way around.
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- Of the big five factors of personality, the trait of Openness to Experience is most connected to curiosity -- it emphasizes imagination and eagerness to learn new things.
- When people engage in novel experiences, they enhance their natural curiosity to seek out more.
- Open-ended learning experiences are even more powerful for developing an inquisitive mind -- involves enjoyable activities with learning about complex subject.
- Examples: modeling the night sky to learn about astronomy, making ice cream to learn physics, reenacting a battle field to learn military strategy, taking a yoga class to learn the anatomy of muscles and tendons.
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