Can Leadership Be Taught? – Day Five

It’s day five of looking at our question and today we turn to the US Army for research they did that concluded the logical person to do leadership teaching, may not have the capacity. So what do we do about that?

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Good day and welcome to the leading with nice daily. It’s Friday. So that means it’s our last day of looking at the question can leadership be taught? So we looked at a study past couple of days and we have come to the conclusion that yes, leadership can be taught. We looked at how to start it when you’re young. We looked at how to, how to continue it into adulthood and even the formula for it. But there’s just one final piece and it’s this. I came across some other great research out of the University of North Carolina and you know, if Michael Jordan went there, it must be good, right? So it was research that was done in collaboration with the U S army, which I can only imagine has a strong desire to develop great leaders. And what they found was this, that the things we talked about, mentoring, trial and error coaching, all of those are so key to developing leaders.

But here’s what they found is that it can actually take up a lot of time and not everybody has the capacity to coach, mentor, help with trial and error experiences. They actually have used people whose sole responsibility is to come alongside the commanders and U S army to do extra coaching, extra mentoring. So if you’re in a situation where you are looking to mentor or coach or help some develop somebody’s leadership skills in the workplace, for example, and you just find you don’t have enough time, don’t worry about that. You’re not alone. In fact, I would say that’s probably normal, but the key is you probably can’t just get it from the person you would most logically expect to give it to you. They probably don’t have the full capacity to do it. And it’s okay to look to supplement what you can provide for that person or to supplement what you need from somebody else in your leadership journey. Well, so weekend, so no homework today for more on this topic. Visit where you want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you on Monday.