How many times have we walked out of a meeting, training session or seminar and thought "I am really going to put that into practice, what a difference this will make" we spend a few days adopting the new way of doing things only to find ourselves reverting back to the "old way" after a few weeks.
The problem is unlearning what we already know!
One problem is that they’ve been focused on the wrong thing. The problem isn’t learning: it’s unlearning. In every aspect of business, we are operating with mental models that have grown outdated or obsolete, from strategy to marketing to organization to leadership. To embrace the new logic of value creation, we have to unlearn the old one. Unlearning is not about forgetting. It’s about the ability to choose an alternative mental model or paradigm. When we learn, we add new skills or knowledge to what we already know. When we unlearn, we step outside the mental model in order to choose a different one.