As Leaders we must remain committed to staying on the cutting edge and to do so we must keep learning. In developing Leadership in others we must also encourage them to keep learning.
The question is: What’s the most effective way?
There are many ways to learn, I believe having a mentor is one of the best…
How To Dramatically Reduce Your Learning Curve
Learning comes in different forms and what’s wonderful about that is you don’t have to make all the mistakes yourself. When I was in my thirties, I had a friend who was exactly ten years younger than me. We hung out all the time and I shared my best insights with him.
He loved that I had traveled to places he had never been and met the kind of people he could never really see himself being with. He also was by my side as I made some colossal mistakes.
One day we were sitting having coffee and we were both making fun of my most recent disaster.
He suddenly stopped and said something profound, something I’d never even considered to be a possibility. “You know what I’ve decided? I’ve decided that I’m going to learn from your mistakes, rather than waiting to learn from my own.”
Anyone who knows me knows there are very few times when I’m lost for words. This however, was one of those times. To use an English colloquialism; I was gob smacked!
Get yourself a mentor and learning from their mistakes is far cheaper than learning form your own.
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