The Lean Leadership Industry
- "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."
That quote helps explain one reason why tens of thousands of books have been written on the topic of leadership and lean has become its own little cottage industry.
Sure, some people are born natural leaders, but for the vast majority of us, leadership isn't in our genes. This is why leadership should be viewed as a skill: if you don't use it, you will lose it.
Or we get frustrated and impatient, forgetting the fundamentals and seek other rehashed information that has been spun a different way that we might relate to.
Education doesn't solve problems or lead people, people do. This helps explain why the TWI J-skills are called skills, by practicing daily, we have a chance to convert the knowledge we acquire in the sessions into a skill. Use it or lose it!
I suppose the same could be said for many things in life...