Leaders Cultivate Experience

THE FINAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICE—and one that, like managing climate, helps accelerate everyday execution—is cultivating experience. In our Global Speed Survey, we found that one of the factors differentiating faster companies from slower companies is “Leaders who learn and improve from experience continuously.” Cultivating experience increases clarity by allowing people time to discuss goals and reflect on progress toward them; increases unity by expecting each individual to have a perspective, offer insights, and contribute to team learning; and increases agility by enabling people to learn from experience and apply lessons quickly to emerging problems.

It’s no secret that experienced people and teams ...

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