Best Leaders: Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review posts on the fact that the best leaders are insatiable learners. One of the premier champions of this perspective was the famous John Gardner.

In these head-spinning times, even more so than when John Gardner offered his timeless advice, the challenge for leaders is not to out-hustle, out-muscle, or out-maneuver the competition. It is to out-think the competition in ways big and small, to develop a unique point of view about the future and get there before anyone else does. The best leaders I’ve gotten to know aren’t just the boldest thinkers; they are the most insatiable learners.

Learning is the prerogative of conscious leadership. Those who truly lead are not those with the leverage of position but those with the power of learning.