Continuous learning is the hallmark of great leaders and great organizations. As adults, learning and development progress through a series of stages, whether we’re learning new skills, new behaviors, or taking on new mindsets. Many leaders and high-potentials focus on achieving a level of expertise and reliability for their skillset. While important, there is a ceiling to how much any one person can do, no matter how competent.
Rather than focusing solely on their own high-performance, the most valuable leaders are those who can leverage the unique talents across their teams and coordinating collaboration. It’s a far more effective strategy to become a great delegator, coordinating contribution and driving performance all while sponsoring the growth of others. Robin Anselmi and Kell Delaney walk through these Stages of Learning in this month’s video with a specific focus on the shift from being personally excellent and reliable to becoming a sponsor of team and organizational excellence.
We call this Connected Leadership, an approach that accomplishes more with less while creating cultures of vital communities where people feel connected, cared for, and challenged and inspired to do great things. You can learn more about Connected Leadership in our book, The Vitality Imperative (read a sample here).
Transcript coming soon!