A wise person learns from experience; a much wiser person learns from someone else's experience!
The profession of coaching leaders presents future coaches with a classic “Catch-22” dilemma: you can't get experience without a job and you can't get a job without experience.
When I was younger, I was fortunate enough to learn from some master teachers, such as Richard Beckhard, Peter Drucker, Paul Hersey, and Bob Tannenbaum. These teachers helped me by being kind enough to share their lifetimes of experience with a relative kid who knew very little and had a clear attitude problem!
Time passes—I am now considered a “pioneer” in the world of coaching leaders. What does “pioneer” mean? I am getting old! Another sure sign of getting old came ...