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Managers as Mentors, 3rd Edition by Marshall Goldsmith, Chip R. Bell

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10Invitations to Risk

Acceptance as a Nurturer of Courage

When we see that to learn, we must be willing to look foolish, to let another teach us, learning doesn’t always look so good anymore.… Only with the support and fellowship of another can we face the dangers of learning meaningful things.

Peter Senge

Learning can be a scary proposition. The protégé’s path is not only potentially embarrassing, awkward, and unpleasant; it generally comes with no guarantee of success. And learning in its rawest form almost always entails a public display of weakness. Learning without entry into the dis-comfort zone is not likely to be true learning. No one learns to walk without falling a lot, and higher levels of learning are no different. Learning without ...

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