CHAPTER 8

Becoming a Smarter Leader

To address the natural gap between learning about a concept and applying that concept in real life, this chapter provides some practical advice on making the mutual learning mindset your own and building effective behaviors based on it. You may find it useful to slip bookmarks into the pages with Figures 3.4 (The Virtuous Cycle of Mutual Learning) and 6.1 (Team Effectiveness Model) to make it easy to refer to them as ongoing guides.

Beginning the Journey

If you routinely set goals and achieve them, or at least come close, the broad sequence suggested here should fit your style. First take stock of where you are and where you’d like to be. From that, develop an action plan. Once these things are reasonably ...

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