Leaders as learners

The space from which we learn - needs our attention.

The space from which we learn - needs our attention.

We come to personal or leadership development workshops to learn new skills, new strategies, and yet often it is the place that we use them from, that needs attention. The place we use them from, is the place from which we view the world and ourselves. If this place that we look from, this way of being, doesn’t have a healthy sense of self-worth, then our attention will be off what is important, and on self-protection. We will see challenges as attacks, which we need to fend off or run from.  Our new skills will operate from a place of self-doubt. Learning is very hard here.

Why should good leaders ask good questions?

Why should good leaders ask good questions?

One of the things that trips us up about leadership, is wanting our leaders to have the answers. We demand it, and so the story in our heads goes, ‘ hold on, if I am a good leader, I too should have the answers’. That story insists on a mindset that is certain, that believes it holds the truth.