Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change

  • 4h 24m
  • Edward D. Hess
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2020

The Digital Age will raise the question of how we humans will stay relevant in the workplace. To stay relevant, we have to be able to excel cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally in ways that technology can't.

Professor Ed Hess believes that requires us to become Hyper-Learners: continuously learning, unlearning, and relearning at the speed of change. To do that, we have to overcome our reflexive ways of being: seeking confirmation of what we believe, emotionally defending our beliefs and our ego, and seeking cohesiveness of our mental models.

Hyper-Learning requires a new way of being and a radical new way of working. In Part 1 of this how-to book, Hess takes a practical workbook approach and helps readers create their Hyper-Learning Mindset, choose and embrace their needed Hyper-Learning Behaviors, and adopt their daily Hyper-Learning Practices. In Part 2, Hess focuses on how to humanize the workplace to optimize Hyper-Learning. Featuring case studies of three business leaders and two public companies, this book shows how to harness the power of human emotions, choices, and behaviors to enable the highest levels of human cognitive, emotional, and behavioral performance—individually and organizationally.

About the Author

Edward D. Hess is a professor of business administration and Batten Faculty Fellow at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His professional experience includes twenty years as a business executive and eighteen years in academia. His research and thirteen books have a common theme: high individual and organizational performance. His work has been featured in over 400 global media outlets.

In this Book

  • Prologue—How to Adapt to the Speed of Change
  • Achieving Inner Peace
  • Adopting a Hyper-Learning Mindset
  • Behaving like a Hyper-Learner
  • The Susan Sweeney Personal Transformation Story
  • The Marvin Riley Personal Transformation Story
  • Humanizing the Workplace
  • Creating Caring, Trusting Teams
  • Having High-Quality, Making-Meaning Conversations
  • EnPro Industries—Enabling the Full Release of Human Possibility
  • Hyper-Learning Practices
  • The Adam Hansen Personal Transformation Story
  • Epilogue
  • Notes