“To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.”
Leadership thoughts are found everywhere. I appreciate friends who are constantly looking for and sharing these thoughts with me.
Recently, a very good friend was sitting down to have some tea before going to bed and on the tea bag he read the quote above. He passed it along to me and I am sharing it with you.
The thought is powerful and has great application to our leadership. Think about it for a moment.
Leaders should constantly be students, learning from every possible source. Leaders should also understand the value of providing what they have learned in a format that others are able to use for years to come. Write it down!
The last part of the thought is of such a nature it encompasses the whole of the thought. My experience, and what I have learned from others, has demonstrated how the greatest amount of learning takes place when teaching. As I write down those thoughts in preparation for teaching I strengthen my knowledge of the subject. Teaching the material helps master the subject.