The most successful leaders stay in flow
The best leaders, the most effective leaders and the most successful leaders are very intentional about their learning. They focus on learning and growth. The best leaders ensure they are constantly developing themselves and learning something new every single day. They keep the knowledge flowing through them and onto the people they serve.
How I do it
Every day I spend time reading. I read in the mornings and if I get a chance several other times a day. I find that my mind grows and expands the more I read. I have a book on my phone so if I am waiting some place, I can read there too. If I own the book, I mark it up. The conscious underlining and making notes in the margin deepen my learning. Here is a list of some of my favourite books.
The internet is a wonderful source of learning
I want to YouTube videos and Ted talks regularly. I read articles and blog posts. I pick other peoples brains and ask questions but help me understand things. I also sign up for free online university courses like Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, through Coursera.
When I am challenged with something I take time to figure that out. Often that means watching a YouTube video with somebody else is already figured it out ahead of me. Where do you go to for help?
We must take time to continually learn.
Lifelong learning is vital for leaders. It is twofold for Leaders.
Be intentional about your learning
In order to do this you need to plan it. You need to schedule time in for learning and growth.
When learning and growth becomes a constant way of being for you
your leadership will excel.
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Women leaders often hit a point where they find themselves in over their heads and wondering if they have what it takes to lead.