Episode 124 - Balanced Learning
As I've launched the new Badass Agile leadership learning experience, I had something I wanted to ramble about the partisan politics and binary thinking around modern education and certification.
Be cautious of absolutes. There is value in all education (if not necessarily certification), but there is a limit to how much you should attend, read, or memorize about any field of endeavour before we get out there and witness. Live through some real challenges, develop and test your hypotheses.
To overwhelm yourself with knowledge is to cloud and confuse the mind with too many competing products and their promises; shouting at you from every side. Knowledge must be a stripping away of uncertainty and ignorance, not a warehousing of 'how-to's; and 'just by this'.