“To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.” Unknown
Leadership thoughts are found everywhere. I appreciate friends who are constantly looking for and sharing these thoughts with me.
A few years ago, a good friend sat 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 learn 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. Most of us know this experience, and what we hear from others, demonstrates how the greatest amount of learning takes place when we teach. As we write down those thoughts in preparation for teaching we strengthen our knowledge of the subject. Teaching the material helps master the subject.