Learning Leadership skills or improving them requires important changes in the ‘wiring’ of our brains. Thinking like walking style is driven by habits formed.
Some of the important changes required in thinking of leaders are:
-capturing reality comprehensively and while avoiding various biases and pre-conceived notions. By habit we take a very narrow and biased view.
-zero based thinking or thinking based on first principles. But we find it easier start with some ‘known’ base and come to conclusions fast.
-developing clarity and conviction about values. We are in agreement with values in general but we are used to applying them real situations.
-being in touch with own and others feelings and generating energy from them. Our education (most of it) is heavily biased towards left brain thinking. Our right brains need to be wired in!
-ability to dream big
-communicate and communicate. We always underestimate this need.
-bias for action.
These thinking habits can be formed by ‘thinking’ in above ways in relation to own work.
Miskin sent me an intersting article on unlearning & learning
This article says that generally unlearning (not really unlearning) happens through non-use and for this new thinking habits need to be formed and practiced. Very relevant.
Learning Leadership programs and coaching help learners in all this. Coaching is particularly useful since only a neutral and knowledgeable person can help one with observing and correcting thinking habits.
Take a look.
Many thanks Miskin for a nice article.