733: How to Keep Growing Over Your Whole Career with Whitney Johnson


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Whitney Johnson shares key science behind learning and growth so you can continue growing your skills smartly over the long haul.


1) The 3 phases of growth–and how to master them

2) How to get your brain to learn faster

3) The tremendous power of ridiculously small goals

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Whitney Johnson is CEO of the tech-enabled talent development company Disruption Advisors, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company in America and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. She is an award-winning author, a regular keynote speaker, and a frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning.

A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, Johnson is author of several top-selling books including Disrupt Yourself and Build an A Team. Her latest book is Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company. She is also the host of the popular Disrupt Yourself podcast, with guests including Brené Brown, Simon Sinek, Susan Cain, and General Stanley McChrystal.

• Book: Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company

• Book website: SmartGrowthBook.com

• Podcast: Disrupt Yourself

• Tool: S Curve Insight Platform


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