Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing

Published July 1, 2016


Leading YourselfLearning Agility

Is it possible that being new to a challenge, and not mastery, might be the advantage that allows you to perform at your best? At the 2015 Global Leadership Summit Liz Wiseman, author of Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling book Rookie Smarts, shared research-based insights that reveal why learning beats knowing every time.

About the Speaker(s)
Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman


The Wiseman Group

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla and Twitter. Thinkers50 ranked Wiseman as the top leadership thinker in the world in 2019. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune and a variety of other business and leadership journals. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University and is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. Her wealth of expertise is found in her best-selling books, including an October 2021 release, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact which investigates the most valuable players of the workplaces and explains what makes them so extraordinary.

Years at GLS 2013, 2015