Great Leaders are Always Learning
Leadership is a skill that will benefit you throughout your whole career and beyond. Knowing how to lead others can lead to promotions, a higher salary, and respect from colleagues, supervisors, and those you supervise yourself. But what sets great leaders apart from the rest?
In her article This is the One Skill that All Great Leaders Have, Jane Burnett answers this question; the difference between good and great leaders is that great leaders are constantly learning. Great leaders don’t consider themselves “experts” because they know that there is always more to learn. They always strive to gain as much knowledge as they can, regardless of their status or job title. Burnett gives some pointers on how to keep learning throughout your career:
Embrace the beginner’s mind: Always be open to learning new things. Embrace being a novice at something new, and strive to learn as much as you can.
Explore non-work topics: Opening yourself up to new experiences outside of work is beneficial as well. Try a new hobby, learn a new skill, or read up on a subject you know little about.
Use others as a resource: We can learn the most from others around us.