You learn behavior through experience, not people telling you what to do

December 15, 2014 by Joshua
in Education, Exercises, Leadership

Increasingly my answers to questions about certain topics are not to give information but to tell a process by which the person can find out the answers for themselves.

I read a lot of leadership, professional development, and personal development books. Almost all tell people principles instead of how to learn things themselves. Principles sound great, but people who know the principles didn’t learn them from being told them, they learned them from doing them.

In other fields people know to develop skills through practice—sports, art, dance, music, math, etc.

I hope to see leadership change from thinking someone can just tell you intuition to people expect to learn it from experience. Actually, I hope to play a role in creating that change.

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