“Highly effective, remarkable leaders must be continuous, lifelong learners.” Kevin Eikenberry
An important skill or ability that is often neglected when we list the qualities of a leader is the ability to learn. Leaders must have the ability to learn. The reasons for this are detailed at Talking Story with Say Leadership Coaching, Why Learning is a Leaders’s Most Important Skill.
The 4 fundamental ideas presented include:
- Leadership is complex, requiring multiple skills and specific knowledge.
- The current situation does not require leadership, it’s stable. In order to move away from the present and lead into the future, you have to know where and how.
- A leader passes on their knowledge and insight to others.
- The more you learn, the more effective you become as a human being and member of society.