Where do leaders learn their skills and find inspiration? Do they work away, locked in an office, until inspiration strikes? It should go without saying that project managers need leadership skills.
To a large degree, leaders are those who build on lessons learned from the past. German philosopher Georg Hegel said, “We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”
I love to learn from the most successful people in life. It’s one of the best ways to gain new insights and accelerate your learning.
When it comes to leadership, it’s hard to find a better example than Sir Winston Churchill. I’ve been fascinated by him ever since I visited the Cabinet War Rooms in London, England years ago.
In Greg Blencoe’s excellent book The Supermanager: A Short Story About the Secrets of an Extremely Successful Manager we learn from an inspiring leader seven key leadership lessons.
But there is an eighth leadership lesson. One that is easily missed.