Are You Teachable

Are you seeking? Are you curious?
 
 
What most of us don’t understand that if we are seeking, we are questioning and if we are questioning we are learning, if we are learning we are teachable, and  if we are teachable we are growing.
 
 
But lets be honest most of us are stuck and we are spinning in circles and we need help.
 
 
The wisest among us seeks to be taught.
 
 
The wisest among us seeks counsel
 
 
The wisest among us is always teachable.
 
 
The wisest among is always learning
 
 
The wisest among us is listening.
 
 
This world needs more people who can be role models and leaders.
 
 
What we want is for more people to be teachable.
 
 
Lead From Within: Approach your life as you are always teachable. Because the ones that are seeking to be taught are the ones that are innovating and influencing,


Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

14 Responses to “Are You Teachable”

  1. Sharon Reed

    10. Apr, 2011

    Wonderful post, Lolly. We are all teachers and we are all learners. When we approach life from a learning perspective, suddenly the inevitable challenges along the way don’t seem so daunting.

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    • Lolly Daskal

      10. Apr, 2011

      Yes Sharon, we are all teachers we are all students. Being teachable opens the door for personal growth. The more you grow, the better your relationships are, professionally and personally. Being teachable is all about learning, growing, building, seeking. I plan on always being teachable.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Blessings
      Lolly

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  2. Akevy Greenblatt

    10. Apr, 2011

    Great Post
    As an educator one of the things that I try to instill in students is the importance of being a life long learner. In order to do that I myself must model that and always be willing to learn and grow.
    I am also a Principal and the one thing I look for in teachers and the message I try to convey and instill in my current teachers is that in order to grow you must be willing to learn.
    Thanks for sharing
    Akevy

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  3. Angie Chaplin

    10. Apr, 2011

    Leadership requires a commitment to lifelong learning, to reiterate what Akevy says. My father, husband, and sister all work in K-12 education, and I’m involved in educational leadership efforts on the periphery.

    When I speak to groups, I reinforce the message that the day we stop learning something new is the day we stop living.

    One of the blessings of social media is that resources are shared, and there for our taking to read, absorb, consider, apply. I’m becoming more active in commenting on blogs like yours, not simply reading, so that I can better deepen my learning. I cherish those “ah-ha” moments that occur more than once a day from leaderfriends who are gracious enough to share what they know with students like me.

    Thanks for a great post, as always, Lolly.

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    • Lolly Daskal

      10. Apr, 2011

      Dearest Angie,
      I am going to quote our family member from our lead from within community Sharon Reed, as she stated above; We are all teachers and we are all learners. When we approach life from a learning perspective, suddenly the inevitable challenges along the way don’t seem so daunting.
      Having you partake in our discussions makes it richer in thought and learning.
      Thanks for all that you do. Know that matter.
      Blessings
      Lolly

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  4. Lolly Daskal

    10. Apr, 2011

    Akevy,

    The ones that are “teachable” want to know more. They are the seekers….. they are on a quest for truth, reality and knowledge …they view “learning” as a gift.
    Thanks for stopping by and we cherish and appreciate all that you do.
    Todah!
    Lolly

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  5. Lolly Daskal

    10. Apr, 2011

    People who are teachable do everything they can to find truth so they know where to stand and what steps to take.

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  6. Sharon Reed

    10. Apr, 2011

    Lolly,
    Thank you so much for the re-quote. There is great beauty in the tapestry of our lives, woven together in such a way that we all learn and grow from one another.
    Sharon

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  7. Owen Marcus

    11. Apr, 2011

    To learn is to receive.

    To receive a few things has to happen. One, I need to be vulnerable. Another is to give someone else power. In learning I am assuming someone knows more than me.

    Being the ‘know it all’ that I can be – being vulnerable to learn is an act of surrender. That is good.

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  8. Anthony DiMaio

    11. Apr, 2011

    Enjoy (always) your posts Lolly. Reminds me of Marcel Proust’s quote: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” And so the student is the one that enters the day with the eyes to see, while the teacher is the one who understands what has been seen. Blessings to you today.

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  9. Wayne McEvilly

    11. Apr, 2011

    Lolly-
    Long ago when I began studying acting with Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow Theatre I learned from him that there were three pre-requisites to becoming an actor: Humility. Honesty. And an aptitude for learning.
    This post reminded me of those three pre-requisites.
    Shopping at the local Walmart “Neighborhood Market” today made me aware that in the very midst of the mundane we are within an atmosphere from which we can learn all that we require. All of life is always “there” – wherever we are – whatever we are doing – it is always life, with its lessons and its mystery and its wonders.
    I feel fortunate to have come into the consciousness of your #leadfromwithin
    Thank you very much
    Wayne

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    • Lolly Daskal

      11. Apr, 2011

      Wayne,
      Humility, Honesty and Learning are all aspects of leading from within.
      You are a creative artist who creates beauty. Lead From Within is
      a community that cherishes you.
      Blessings
      Lolly

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  10. Simon Harvey

    11. May, 2011

    Teachable I am, for that is the only way forward I know.

    Although never a great learner at school, perhaps because I had to question things. “What if” was I am sure, two words that my teachers were sick of hearing from me.

    Once I escaped, life became one big lesson. My teachers; my peers, children and elders have never stopped teaching, even mother nature has been hard at it. It is a wonder how they all have the tenacity to keep going, but they do and so it is my responsibility to always keep learning.

    If we can not learn from our own and others mistakes then we are perpetually going to re-do what we have done. There is greatness in every human being, waiting, to grow and evolve. But to grow we need nourishment and to be cared for. To do that we must learn and teach, learn and teach. Pass on our findings, so that we and others can see another layer beneath and within ourselves, then we can grow.

    There are lessons out in front of us all everyday, and it is up to each and everyone of us to seek that knowledge and wisdom, try to understand what it means to us, and pass it on in some way.

    Life is a great tapestry that changes daily, it is probably the greatest of all teachers. It is up to us to be great learners, change what we know is wrong, try to make what is right our own, seek knowledge and understanding and listen to the lessons that are being taught.

    My latest greatest class has been Tues nights at 8pm #leadfromwithin tweetchat.

    Thank you Lolly and all the other wonderful teachers out there for their great knowledge that they have passed on. I try to listen from within, grow from within, teach from within and then lead from within.
    Thank You
    Simon

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  11. Kenna Griffin

    06. Jun, 2011

    This is SO true. I am a totally learning nerd. I cannot imagine a time when I’m not trying to learn something. Failing to learn (be taught) is deciding that you’re good enough. I cannot imagine anything more arrogant. Thanks so much, Lolly!

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