Leading effectively is a complex mix of skills and behaviors that don’t all come naturally and can’t be mastered quickly (if ever). To put it simply, to be a great leader, you must be a continual learner.
That is easy to say. It is easy to believe. But how do you do it?
Source: A No-Excuses Leadership Learning Strategy
Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.
Source: Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.