You can’t miss the emphasis on back to school this time of year. Sale flyers scream deals on notebooks and pens. Yellow school buses fill in the gaps on the highway. Teacher’s Facebook posts proclaim their excitement for the upcoming year while students express their disappointment that summer is almost over. Back to school is here.
For leaders, back to school never happens because we never left school. Not the formal school with teachers and textbooks, but the informal school of living and learning.
Leaders are learners. We’re on a quest to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
Life has a way of forcing us to learn along the way. To stop learning is to start dying.
Learning is about having our beliefs, assumptions, and methods challenged.
My “Lately Learning List” includes: Website design, writing for blogs, coping with career transition and becoming more of a giver and less of a taker.
We may be on the verge of a breakthrough this week. All it will take is a little more learning to conquer that problem or solve that dilemma.
When we are open to learning, we will discover a new way of seeing or doing things that will make us a better leader.
We stand at the threshold of a new week. Life is ready to teach us.
Are you ready?
Live and learn!
What are you “lately learning?” I’d love to hear your thoughts.