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The Global You by Philip Whiteley, Susan Bloch

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Every day is another new lesson

As well as work-related learning, effective global workers attend to general education about the world around them. There is a balance to be struck, of course. In periods where the work-load is heavy and the deadlines are pressing, there’s little time to read the Harvard Business Review or exchange ideas on World Café. But working life— fortunately—does not divide neatly into learning and doing: meeting that deadline is the educational opportunity.

In the course of working life, every day is a lesson. Many people say that the world of work is “constantly changing,” and sometimes it sounds like a complaint. It raises a question: what is our expectation? That things stay the same? Just how realistic is that, in a ...

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