Quote of the Day – on leaders and learning

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“Our original research showed that some of the most powerful learning you can have is from your own experience, whether in your job or in your personal life. This kind of learning happens over time and, therefore, is a process. We like to teach here that good leaders are good learners. You learn best by putting your ideas into action and then asking for feedback. It may begin with a burst of insight, but you still have to test out your assumptions and get feedback. That is why it is important to take the time for learning and to take action to try new things. Otherwise, you don’t change and you don’t get better. The ability to learn from experience makes leaders far more effective. The more they try out and test out their ideas, the more effective they will be.” John Alexander, President, Centre for Creative Leadership

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