Harold Jarche has a very interesting post reflecting on how best to find the right people to work with (my emphasis added):
Describing how we stay actively engaged in our learning might be a better indicator of future performance in a world where many answers do not lie in the past, but in how we manage to make connections with the present. To remain relevant, workers need to re-skill and provide services for today’s and tomorrow’s problems, not yesterday’s. We need to think more like artists and look at creating new ways of working, not polishing our previous successes.
I think that’s a big challenge; it’s easy to stay in ingrained habits. To find new things we have to put ourselves nearer our edge.