Do you want to excel your leadership development? I think we all would say yes to that question. One irrefutable element to seeing your leadership skills increase is to be intentional about learning in your everyday life.
Your everyday life offers the opportunity to learn how to become a great leader and also how to avoid being a bad leader. Leadership lessons can come anyplace and at any time. Below are some of those unusual places you can learn and in the process develop your leadership skills:
While you are watching a movie-
Rich life and leadership lessons can be learned or relearned from almost any movie. This is done when you watch the movie with a learning lens. A learning lens is when you watch a film with the intent to takeaway something that you can apply into your leadership. This requires being open and aware of what you are watching and looking for key lessons you can grasp onto. You can still relax and enjoy the movie but be intentional about watching the film with a learning lens.
When you are around town-
You can learn while you are around your town or neighborhood. Whether it’s at a grocery store, park, community event, restaurant, clothing store, etc. Other people’s behaviors, business functions, and your surroundings can provide unlimited learning lessons. This can help you to learn about human behavior. Leaders have to master human behavior; how to influence, get along, work with, and deal with other people. Learning while you are around town can increase your people skills and allow you to become a better leader. Become aware of your surroundings and the other people around you.
While you are traveling-
Along with learning around your town, traveling can also offer learning opportunities. One key element of traveling is that it has the potential to break you out of your normal routine and move you outside your comfort zone. This is because it can position you to see and learn different things you might otherwise not have seen or learned. Being open to new experiences while traveling can offer you fresh learning lessons.
Questions: What are some other unusual places you can develop your leadership skills? What has been the most unusual or unlikely place you have learned something new?
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