So, You’ve Been Promoted! What Does That Mean?!
Being a new leader is like being a new parent. A new leader who is genuinely interested in learning her craft is like a
new parent reading all of the parenting manuals. Those vicarious experiences are invaluable. It’s advantageous for leaders to read and learn from the leadership gurus of today, yesterday, and times of old. However, we must recognize that these leaders, whether expounding from their own experiences or the cumulative experiences of leaders who may have participated in studies or surveys, are experiencing the world in a different way than we are. Although they help us to put our experiences into perspective, our leadership experience is unique.
You’ve heard it before. Leaders are readers. It’s important to have the knowledge. What’s more important is what you think about the information presented, how it sparks your leadership creativity, and how it spurs you to create your own leadership knowledge.