One of the most effective ways for leaders to learn and grow is to look to those who have come before them. Whether it’s through admiration, imitation, or even learning from negative role models, the best leaders know that there is always something new to learn and ways to improve.
Here are six key ways that the best leaders learn to lead successfully:
Admiration: You become the people you admire. By looking up to and emulating those who have had a positive impact on your life and career, you can learn valuable lessons and develop your own leadership style.
Imitation: You can learn by imitating the behaviors and strategies of those who have achieved success. This can help you to understand what works and what doesn’t in different situations, and can also give you a starting point as you continue to grow and develop as a leader.
Feedback: By actively seeking feedback and engaging in self-reflection, leaders can gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and areas for improvement, and can continually work on developing their skills.
Coaching: Working with a coach or mentor can provide valuable guidance and support as you develop your leadership skills. A coach can help you to identify your goals, challenge your assumptions, and provide a sounding board as you navigate challenges and make important decisions.
Continuous learning: The best leaders never stop learning. Whether it’s through formal education, networking with other leaders, or simply staying up-to-date on industry trends, they understand the importance of continuous learning in order to stay relevant and effective in their roles.
Negative role models: While it’s important to look up to and learn from those who have had a positive impact, it’s also valuable to learn from those who have made mistakes or who have not been effective leaders. By understanding what not to do, you can avoid common pitfalls and become a more effective leader.
Lead From Within: As leaders, we learn and grow in many ways, but it’s important to be mindful of how we choose to learn and who we choose to learn from.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.