Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach. (Rosabeth Moss Kantor)
Think about a leader whom you admire.
What have you learned from the lessons they’ve shared?
How have these lessons affected your own leadership style?
As a leader, you’re a role model for your team. Your actions communicate the organization’s values and what’s important in a leader.
Your team learns when you:
- Demonstrate openness to differing points of view.
- Work through setbacks and challenges.
- Respond positively to feedback.
- Manage conflict constructively.
- Flex your leadership style.
To expand your own learning, here are a few questions you might ask after you’ve faced a challenging situation:
- What went well?
- What could I have done differently?
- What did I learn about the team?
- What did I learn about myself?
- What 1 or 2 lessons could benefit the team?
Become a learner whom others want to follow, and you’ll enhance your leadership effectiveness.
If you could use some help developing a learning culture, ECC can help. Give us a call at +1.847.920.0190.