Learning is a fundamental human ability that allows us to keep pace with the changing world. However, for leaders who are at the forefront of change, growth, and evolution, embracing learning is not just an option, but a necessity. The best leaders understand this and make learning a priority, recognizing that their ability to lead is directly tied to their ability to learn.
Here are just a few reasons why the best leaders never miss an opportunity to learn:
Learning cultivates curiosity: The most successful leaders foster a culture of curiosity and openness within their organization by encouraging learning and inquiry in daily operations. This not only helps them stay informed and up-to-date, but also inspires their team to think critically and creatively.
Learning fosters vulnerability: Being open to learning means being open to vulnerability. This makes leaders more relatable as humans, and allows them to delegate better and tap into the skills and knowledge of their team more effectively. A culture of vulnerability also empowers employees and creates a safe environment for them to contribute meaningfully.
Learning drives imagination: The best leaders never stop learning because they understand that in order to create a vision for a better future, they must continuously engage their imagination. Learning is where imagination meets vision, and it’s crucial for leaders to keep their minds open to new ideas and possibilities.
Learning enables accurate predictions: By constantly expanding their knowledge and skills through learning, leaders are better equipped to anticipate events and industry trends. This is essential for leaders to effectively navigate change and predict the future. Learning-inclined leaders can do both.
Learning extracts valuable insights from failures: The most successful leaders know that every failure carries valuable lessons. By being open to learning from their mistakes, they can extract insights that can improve their performance and that of their organization
Learning instills boldness: Leaders who are open to learning don’t shy away from challenges and are bold about improving their performance. This attitude reflects on those they lead and positively impacts their organizations.
In today’s rapidly changing world, leadership learning is crucial for the success of an organization. It enables leaders to navigate current challenges and anticipate future developments, keeping their organization on the path to success.
Lead From Within: Learning for leaders is not an option, it is a necessity for the success of the leaders themselves and those they lead.
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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.