Presentation on theme: "ROOSEVELT ON LISTENTING AND LEARNING “Leaders must always continue to learn.”"— Presentation transcript:
ROOSEVELT ON LISTENTING AND LEARNING “Leaders must always continue to learn.”
Listening and Learning I To maintain usefulness as a teacher, a leader must always continue to learn. Become a voracious reader. Seek information, knowledge, and experience from every available medium.
Listening and Learning II Examine the content of your learning experience --- reading, writing, entertainment, time with companions --- just as you monitor your nutrition. Leaders should strive for balanced mental and spiritual nourishment, including “vitamins for the mind.” Effective executive make themselves --- and their enterprises --- perpetual-motion learning machines.
Listening and Learning III Develop your powers of observation and listening so that more and more of your daily experience yields knowledge, perspective, inspiration, and insight. Utilize lessons derived from earlier time in your life as ready reserves that can be cross- fertilized and deployed in future situations.
Listening and Learning IV Leaders should strive to view mistakes as learning opportunities. Become a skillful, active listener. Forethought is the raw material of decision making. Where a leader’s learning and life experiences are intermingled, continuously growing, the ongoing process of reflection can endow a leader with creative, rapid decision making.