Curiosity is a desire to know or learn something even when there is no extrinsic reward for learning it. Those who are curious when others are not acquire unique knowledge that can distinguish them in even adverse settings.
This document contains stories of people being curious and of failing to be curious. (The titles next to people’s names are their titles at the time the story occurred and may not be their title currently.) Discussing diverse situations in which people failed or succeeded to live up to their values often helps people to recognize and act on other opportunities when they arise. By discussing these stories in meetings, on teams, over internet or intranet forums, or in classrooms, groups can come up with ideas for leading with exceptional curiosity, learn each other’s perspectives, work through disagreements, and generate ideas. The teaching note is included.Pre-Burnout Individual User Manual
The best way to battle burnout is to prevent it from ever happening. One way to prevent it from happening is to lead with curiosity about the things you can do to prevent it. The Pre-Burnout Individual User Manual walks you through a series of questions and exercises to help you anticipate and avoid burnout, and stay energized in your work.
Benefit of Curiosity
Curiosity fosters learning, so curiosity gives people a knowledge advantage, especially if they are curious about practical things that others are not curious about.
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