“Curiosity is so aligned with intrinsic motivation — it is self-directed. You choose to be curious. You choose to make the pause.” ~ Alison Horstmeyer
This is a show all about curiosity. We talk about research and theory, but mostly it’s conversations about how curiosity shows up in work and life — and this week, we manage to cover them all! Alison Horstmeyer, Ph.D. is a talent development facilitator, executive coach, and humanistic researcher with particular interest in workplace curiosity.
Her research on curiosity in a VUCA world [volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous] drew me to her — and her real-world workplace experience on how this all plays out kept me with her. I think it will do the same for you.
Spoiler alert: it’s a hopeful view — and our curious brains are built for these VUCA times!
Check out my related conversations: Capturing the Bandwidth of Curiosity with Todd Kashdan and The Craft of Creativity with Matt Cronin and here’s Todd Kashdan on the five dimensions of curiosity.