Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
-John F. Kennedy
A short while ago I wrote a blog on building a “leadership curriculum” for all levels of compulsory education. Everyone talks about the lack of leadership but not much is being done. So I proposed, at the very least, to begin to teach children of all ages just what leadership is and hopefully how they can access their own leadership capabilities to help improve their communities, nations and the world.
As I was doing more thinking on the subject of teaching leadership I recently ran across a very thoughtful article written by Howard Prince and thought it was of such significant insight and value that I would pass it on to my readers. Although he talks about teaching leadership at the higher education levels (colleges and universities) his insights are appropriate for teaching leadership at all levels.
The article can be accessed at: Teaching Leadership
I suggest you take a look, read the article, think about it, and definitely pass it on to others.
The more we get a dialogue going about teaching leadership at all levels the sooner we will move into action and stop complaining about the lack of leadership.
By the way, complaining about the lack of leadership reminds me of a saying we use in our executive leadership and strategy execution work about complaining about traffic:.
When you are moving at a snail’s pace and complain about the traffic, just remember, you are the traffic!
Tight Lines . . .
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