Look at these quick quotes from George Lucas, Shell Oil, and Pepsico that speak to the importance of learning in the workplace.
“Our vision is of a new world of learning based on the…compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race.”
George Lukas, creator of Star Wars and the Edutopia website.
“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable, competitive advantage.”
Arie De Geuss, CEO Royal Dutch/Shell Oil
“You must continually increase your learning, the way you learn, the way you approach the organization.”
Indra Nooy, CEO, Pepsico
What CEOs are saying:
“We need people who can, manage time, meet deadlines, and get things done.”
“I need employees who can take initiative—move things along.
“We need people who can write clearly and efficiently, not waste time on 40 clarifying emails!”
“I need employees who know how to work together, solve problems, stay current, interpret information, and weigh decisions!”
“We need people who can speak with ease and confidence and when representing the company. Not embarrass us.”
“We need people who know how to collaborate and make things work.”