This competency is one in a set of complete functional and behavioral qualities that, when fully realized, can help lead to professional success. View all competencies.
Learns quickly when facing new problems; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.
|Level 1: Basic||Level 2: Intermediate||Level 3: Advanced||Level 4: Expert|
|Learns quickly in the context of an activity when given direction and guidance||Learns quickly and independently in the context of an activity; seeks opportunities to extend and deepen learning||Learns quickly, independently, and confidently in the context of an activity; extends and deepens that learning; and effectively integrates new information and skills to enhance performance||Is an avid, adept, disciplined, and versatile learner in the context of an activity; quickly and effectively integrates new information and skills to enhance personal performance or the performance of the organization|
|Learns from successes and failures, regards all experience as an opportunity to learn and improve||Learns from both successes and failures, regards all experiences as opportunities to learn and improve, is intentional and disciplined about reflecting on and internalizing learning||Adeptly learns in the context of a challenge; regards challenge as an opportunity for new learning; seeks out challenges in order to learn||Relishes challenges as opportunities to learn; is exceptionally resilient in the face of challenge, demonstrating great determination and advanced ability for experiential learning; is exceptionally skilled at codifying experiential learning for personal or organizational application|
|Appreciates the challenge of unfamiliar tasks as an opportunity for learning and growth||Works well in adapting to the challenge of new or unfamiliar tasks and responsibilities, appreciates the opportunity for learning and growth||Rises to the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and responsibilities; is willing to experiment, risk, and seek resources to learn, grow, and find solutions||Can be consistently counted on to successfully handle unfamiliar, tense, or crisis situations. Readily learns and transfers conceptual knowledge to action in those situations|
|Understands the essence and underlying structure of things with little explanation||Quickly understands the underlying structure of things and looks deeper into the complexity of that structure||Quickly understands the essence and the underlying structure of things; can intuitively apply this new information to generate solutions to problems||Uses his or her ability to quickly grasp underlying structures to adeptly learn and problem-solve, often implementing creative solutions|
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