We’ve all been in that class or lecture that we signed up for, that we instantly regret as sleep seems much more tempting than what is being presented to us.
The beauty of an intelligence network is that your days become an engaging classroom as you ask questions from your team. You might think, that as the leader you should know more than them. But no two people are the same, and the experiences of others can very quickly become a daily classroom for you — the class where you’re not falling asleep. To quote HBR, “How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose.” This could not be truer today—but the way we’ve been socialized to think about information and knowledge is insufficient. Our formal education system treats knowledge as a fixed asset acquired during a certain phase of life. In reality, knowledge is constantly changing, and good leaders never stop acquiring and assimilating it.”
It determines whether you win or lose. You can create an intelligence network around you through mentors above you or the team around you, to transform your learning experiences in the work place. Ask questions, ask for advice, be curious. You will find that the best leader truly never stops learning. You stop being a leader when your cup is too full to learn.