Leaders are Learners
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy
A leadership position is not a destination. No one should “arrive” at a leadership position and just sit tight. A leadership position does not make you a leader, it merely gives you the opportunity to grow into one.
To grow as a leader you must learn. Continually.
The most successful people learn something new everyday and so do the most effective leaders. It doesn’t have to be an epiphany every day but you should add to your knowledge base each day.
If you want to be a better manager then learn something about stuff, if you’re intent is to become a better leader then learn something about people. Learning something about people in general is good, learning something about your people specifically is great.
Invest time each day to learn what motivates your people. Learn what their goals…
Source: Steve Keating