We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. News that once took months, even years, to spread now reaches across the globe in seconds. Advances in medicine and science are pushing boundaries with gene therapy and stem cell transplants. And decisions about where and how to work and live are nearly endless. 

As new knowledge--and the possibilities that arise from that knowledge--propels us forward, leadership readiness expert and renowned author Erika Andersen suggests that success in today's world requires the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously--in spite of our mixed feelings about being a novice.

Are you ready to get good at things fast and to stay ready for the future? Take the Be Bad First quiz and see just how you can embrace being bad on your way to being great! 

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1. My boss and I generally agree about the quality of my performance.
2. It's difficult for me to change my mind.
3. I spend quite a bit of time finding out new things.
4. I often think about possible futures I could create for myself.
5. It bothers me when people ask me questions to which I don't know the answers.
6. I've learned a completely new skill in the past year.
7. I am often surprised to find out what others think of me.
8. I ask people in my life to tell me the hard truths about myself.
9. I'm often caught off-guard by my reactions to events.
10. If I don't improve at something quickly, I tend to stop doing it.
11. I think some things are inherently boring.
12. It's hard to get myself to do things I know I ought to do.
13. I don't need to ask many questions.
14. I'm OK about making mistakes when I'm new to something.
15. I like having to learn new skills at work.
16. I reflect on my weaknesses.
17. I feel content with my current level of expertise at my job.
18. I'm driven to understand how things work.
19. When I don't want to do something, I can usually talk myself into it.
20. I think managers should know the answers to all their employees' questions.

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