4 Skills Not Taught in the Ivy Leagues that Every Great Leader Must Master
People don’t just wake up as leaders. Like any athlete or artists, they must acquire certain techniques to become masters of the art of leadership. Here are some of those skills.
Joshua Spodek, author of the bestselling Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow, got his MBA at the Columbia Business School in hopes of becoming a top entrepreneur and leader. He soon realized that the degree was the start of his mission, not completion: “Business school taught me leadership principles, but implementing them after graduation felt like starting from scratch,” he writes.
After school, he continued consuming books for more insight. While he did grasp new facts, he came to see that “facts are a commodity that computers handle better.” Eventually, Spodek’s frustrated searching made him see that he had it all wrong. Everyone did.
Learn to make Meaningful Connections
with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
- Step by step instructions
- Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
- An excerpt from my book