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Rookie Smarts - Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work by Liz Wiseman

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APPENDIX F: DISCUSSION FIRE STARTER

If you want to spark a group conversation about Rookie Smarts, this discussion guide can serve as your fire starter. The questions and activities described below will help you exchange ideas, raise issues, and discuss new possibilities, either as a book club or as a team in the workplace.

KINDLING FOR THE CONVERSATION

Allow the group to warm up a bit by asking people to summarize the key ideas and their insights from Rookie Smarts.

Next, set the tone for the conversation by running the “Teleport Yourself” experiment (found in Appendix C) to help each person in the discussion remember what it was like to be in a rookie role. (Download a template for this experiment at www.RookieSmarts.com/teleport.) To use this ...

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