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The Relentless Learner has become the most important person in the worldwide search for talent. How can we identify them?

Most relentless learners are independent learners. The take programs, attend events, go online and learn in as many ways as they can. And they learn because they are driven to know and know-how things are done. When that thing is related to their performance at work, they trump what is casually referred to as "talent" and leave static event-based degrees and certifications in the dust. Every great innovation and invention can be traced to a relentless learner, yet they are the least understood, rewarded and identified hidden asset an organization or field of study can have. How do we identify and support the relentless learners?


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  • Aug 5 2012: Wonderful question- but also as important is the question "what does it take to make one a relentless learner, or is the relentless learner a natural gift, ability or disability?"

    If a relentless learner isn't aware that they even are employed, or even being considered for employement, they are like the wind on their own set course. How can they 'leave things in the dust' if they themselves do not know what they are leaving?

    To even ask the question above, should already tell you that you have the ability to identify the relentless learner, its up to you how you choose to support them.
    Relentless learners are not mind readers, nor do they want to be. : )

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