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S2 E4

The best way to unlearn is…

with Zanele Njapha

25 Aug 2021 11:00 am

Learning, unlearning, and relearning are integral parts of our lives. But what happens when the pace of change keeps increasing? How do you learn faster? And more importantly, how can you unlearn faster? What is the best way to unlearn?

To discuss this triad and provide some practical tips, I am talking with Zanele Njapha.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What exactly is unlearning?
  • Is it the same as forgetting?
  • What happens when you're unlearning something?
  • Why do people tend not to spend enough time doing it? 
  • Importance of learning-unlearning-relearning cycle.
  • How do you let go of your earned learning then?
  • A few good reasons to accept change.
  • How does unlearning apply to entrepreneurs?
  • Time to competence.
  • Tips to get better at learning, unlearning, and relearning.

Whether your challenge is navigating an organizational change/transition as a team or making groundbreaking career moves as a young professional - Zanele Njapha is who many such as the PwC, Vitality Global, Marsh & McLennan, Saint-Gobain, Volkswagen, and others are speaking to. Zanele, or as her clients call her, ‘The UnLearning Lady,’ is an international Transitions facilitator and Future of Work Speaker.

She is also the host of the highly-rated & entrepreneur-focused podcast ‘Future-Fit Fridays,’ hosting conversations with global experts on the future of work.  Zanele is also an award-winning speaker, a regular contributor to Forbes & the Thought Leader section of the Mail & Guardian, and was voted #45 on Avance Media’s list of Top 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in 2019.

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