Everyone has heard the expression "practice makes perfect." Most of us associate it with activities such as playing an instrument or improving a golf swing. We rarely think of this phrase in the context of leading an organization. However, if you want to win in business, you need to practice leadership skills.
As author Malcolm Gladwell writes in Outliers, "The idea that excellence at performing a complex task requires a critical minimum level of practice surfaces again and again…In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours." There's no question that leadership is a complex task. It's surprising, then, how many top executives rely on instinct rather than practice to perfect it.
Our new educational experience, "Leading Through Uncertainty," will teach participants how, with practice, they can build winning teams. You'll find more information below about the course, which will be held on Oct. 25, 2011, at the Fortnightly Club in Chicago.
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