As a leader, do you continue to learn? If so, are you learning 'in context'?
Learning in Context
...learning in context over time is essential. Let us be precise here because aspects of this lesson are counterintuitive. Attempting to recruit and reward good people is helpful to organizational performance, but it is not the main point. Providing a good deal of training is useful, but that too is a limited strategy. ... Learning in the setting where you work, or learning in context, is the learning with the greatest payoff because it is more specific (customized to the situation) and because it is social (involves the group). Learning in context is developing leadership and improving the organization as you go. Such learning changes the individual and the context simultaneously. ... Opportunities to learn through study groups, action research, and the sharing of experiences in support groups create real supports for principals so that the complicated and difficult problems of instructional leadership can be addressed.
From: Leading in a Culture of Change by Michael Fullan
Published by: Jossey-Bass