W3D3 - Self-Awareness
W3D5 - Wisdom

W3D4 - Knowledge

"The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
    but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly" - Proverbs 15:14.

When a leader stops learning, a leader stops growing, and then eventually stops leading. When that happens, leaders begin to rely on their authority-power - the I-am-in-charge mentality - or their history - I have done so much for this organization that you owe me - or deception - avoiding tough decisions under the guise of gathering more information or 'waiting on the Lord.' There is only one way to seek knowledge and that is to study and learn, especially learning from mistakes - your own or others'. Knowledge without effort and paying the price is impossible.

LEADERSHIP STEP: What are you doing to seek knowledge? There are obviously many paths that include classes, a new degree, a reading program, seminars, a mentor, travel to see another company's operations, and sabbatical leaves specifically to gather new knowledge. Which one of these do you have or engage in regularly? Today make a plan to engage one of those paths that will be new for you, like going back to school, and then do it.

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