Exposing that which lies below the surface

Ken Carroll calls for leaders to be the miners:

You have to dig if you want to find the greatest possibilities within yourself and others. They are not – repeat, not – obvious.

But even simple discoveries can be transformative. They can change individuals and organizations. Seeing your own worst habits can do it. Knowing why you act as you do can do it. Sometimes self-awareness alone makes it obvious where you need to change or even transform.

I’ve often said that 21st century leaders really need to connect & communicate in order to support social learning and collaborative work.

Perhaps a better metaphor is leaders as miners, exposing that which lies beneath the surface.

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