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The Teachability Index

The Teachability Index

The Teachability Index

The Teachability Index is a measure of a person's willingness and ability to learn from other people, or from experience.

Willingness to Adapt

Teachability index also gauges a person's readiness to set aside well-established behaviours, particularly when these are shown to be less effective than new methods being introduced.

Readiness to Accept Guidance

Teachability Index is the ability to accept instruction without ego or pride to obstruct learning.

This aspect is crucial, especially when receiving guidance from individuals who may be perceived as having a lower status.

Dynamic Curiosity and Adaptive Learning

Teachability index is having an active curiosity: a continual search for new and improved methods.

It includes recognition of the fact that actions, once successful, are often repeated - sometimes excessively so. As technology and circumstances evolve, what was effective a year ago may no longer be the best approach now.

Resilient Learning and Adaptability

The Teachability Index also includes the ability to learn from mistakes, errors, and omissions, and to adopt an adaptive approach.

Self-Awareness and Continuous Improvement

Teachability index is also capacity to be objective and honest about one's own strengths and weaknesses, with a constant drive to leverage one's strengths and improve upon one's weaknesses.

Embracing Collective Wisdom: The Inclusive Perspective of the Teachability Index

A critical aspect of the Teachability Index is the willingness to recognise that every other person is a potential teacher.

This recognition stems from the understanding that everyone possesses some form of superior knowledge or skill set.

About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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