Great leaders have long understood that leadership and learning are inextricably linked – it’s hard to have one without the other. Today’s successful leaders are nimble learners – people who learn quickly, are open to the new and unfamiliar, and can find learning in all types of experiences. Whether your focus is developing learning leaders, teams, organizations (or all three!), here are 10 quotes to inspire your efforts.
This Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon is expected to draw 1.7 million spectators to support over 40,000 anticipated finishers, second only in numbers to the New York City Marathon. Here are 5 leadership lessons I took away as a marathon spectator:
Where does most of your learning take place today? With more work being accomplished through teams than ever before, you’re probably learning more than you realize in team settings. Team learning leverages some of the same elements that make teamwork both rewarding and challenging: synergy, collaboration, communication, and conflict. By enhancing and encouraging more team learning, you can create nimble learners and a stronger overall learning organization.
In a few weeks, Chicago will host a citywide learning event aimed at unlocking potential. Chicago Ideas Week, now in its 5th year, will feature a cross-section of leaders and innovators, speaking on a wide range of topics – from the global economy to The C-Suite, Under Pressure. Unlocking potential in individuals, teams, and organizations, can be one of the most rewarding aspects of leadership. It’s also one that frequently involves learning.