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The Learning Network (TLN) is an organization of management and organization authorities, development experts and learning leaders. TLN asked 100 thought leaders – among them Jim Collins and Warren Bennis – to describe their most notable learning experiences. From these accounts, editors Marshall Goldsmith, Beverly Kaye and Ken Shelton assembled an inspiring collection of 35 “learning journeys,” divided into eight sections. Each narrative is a gripping personal story and provides excellent material for unexpected learning. getAbstract recommends this compilation to those seeking to build their capacities for learning and leadership.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why experience is the most effective teacher, and
  • What powerful lessons business leaders teach about how they learn and live.

About the Authors

Marshall Goldsmith is a management and leadership development expert. Beverly Kaye is an authority on career counseling. Ken Shelton is CEO of Executive Excellence.



To Live Is to Learn

People learn best through experience, and experience creates stories that must be told. Each story concludes with a question to help you apply the tale to your own experiences. These invaluable lessons emerge:

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