Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Posted on August 11th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership dev2elopment, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.

 

Still, simply being an experienced leader doesn’t elevate a person’s skills. Like most of us, leaders often go through their experiences somewhat mindlessly, accomplishing tasks but learning little about themselves and their impact.

 

Our research on leadership dev2elopment shows that leaders who are in learning mode dev2elop stronger leadership skills than their peers.

 

Building on Susan Ashford and Scott DeRue’s mindful engagement experiential learning cycle, we found that leaders who exhibit a growth mindset diligently work through each of the following three phases of the experiential learning cycle.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: hbr.org

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