Good leaders are learning machines. They constantly consume information, advice, and feedback in order to improve. They seek input from a wide variety of sources and take instruction from those with more experience than they have. Strangely though, when it comes to learning, they often fail to take full advantage of their own leader.
Hard agree! But here is another twist. If your boss is a lousy leader, you can also learn from their mistakes. I call this “learning from the negative paradigm,” and it can be quite a powerful tool when intentionally put into practice.