The future of leadership… it takes more than bite-sized ‘snacks’ of information.
There are some things we just don’t do as well as the robots. And there are some things the robots just don’t do as well as us.
Still, we need to adapt. And the best way I know is to keep on learning.
Turns out I’m not alone:
- ‘The future of leadership is learning’, says the brilliant Heather McGowan.
- ‘The best leaders are the best learners’, says the brilliant Jim Kouzes.
But, learn what?
When it comes to leadership, whatever your craft, you’ll want to learn the people skills – the personal and interpersonal. We are social creatures after all.
If Harlow and his monkeys taught us anything, he showed us that there is no substitute for the warmth of human connection. We’re still people at work and organisations are inherently relational. We get things done with and through people.
Now snacking on blogs like this is a great way to remind yourself of what matters. You can even pick up useful bite-sized ideas that you can implement right away.
Implementation is key here. Otherwise, it’s like the snacking in between meals and wondering why your waistline is disappearing. You’ll get knowledge bloat.
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile, Abu Bakr
So, I’d love to know, what’s one thing that you’ve snacked on when it comes to leadership and then been able to implement that’s reaped rewards for you?
And if you want help with putting your knowledge into action, let me know.
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