Your Rookie Itinerary

Each itinerary includes a starting point, a destination, and the learning experiments along the way that will get you there. The path moves "up a learning curve," so start at the bottom left and traverse your way up to the right!


  • Download the Rookie Smarts Itinerary PDF below
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    • Section A: Starting Point
      In Section A of the itinerary, write down your Starting Point. For example, where are you now? Do you want to strengthen rookie smarts across your team? Are you trying to rekindle the passion you once felt for your work?
    • Section B: Destination
      In Section B if the itinerary, write down your Destination. For example, where do you want to be? What goals do you want to achieve for your team?
    • Section 1,2, & 3: Rookie Smarts Experiments
      Select an experiment from Appendix D of the book that will help you achieve your destination, and place each experiment in sections 1, 2, and 3.
  • Click the "Print" button at the bottom of the page.
  • Once you have mapped out your itinerary, put it in a place where you will see it and remind yourself of the journey you are about to embark on

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  • “Agility, resilience, grit, and a growth mindset—these are the attributes effective leaders need in a changing world. Rookie Smarts shows leaders at every age and at every stage of their careers how to master these skills.”
    University of Michigan professor and author of Leadership Sustainability
  • “As a company grows, nothing is more important than retaining a culture of innovation. Rookie Smarts shows how even a big company can take risks, innovate, and operate like a challenger.”
    Chairman and CEO,
  • “Wiseman masterfully shows why novices can outdo veterans, expertise blinds us to fresh ideas, and the brilliance of newbies remains untapped. With sage insights and fascinating examples, Rookie Smarts is a must-read.”
    Wharton professor and author of Give and Take
  • “Wiseman (co-author: The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, 2014, etc.) provides a big boost for first-time employees and others who refuse to be bound by arbitrary limits. . . .An exciting promotion of lifelong discovery and enthusiasm as answers to routine and business as usual.”
    Kirkus Reviews