While many potential and current leaders see a lack of education as a weakness, I believe your lack of education can be your biggest strength. You might be surprised for the reasons. Yet, when I’m finished, I think you’ll agree.
You don’t have to be formally educated to lead. Though being educated doesn’t hurt. But what happens when you’re not educated?
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You might believe other leaders are looking down on you. They see someone who hasn’t paid their dues or doesn’t have the commitment to stick through formal education. There’s a good chance they’d be wrong on both accounts.
Don’t be shamed by those who claim you have to have gone to college to become a leader. You don’t have to go through all of the schooling they say you do. Read more...
Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is a science fiction movie set in Chicago 10 years after an alien occupation. The citizens of Chicago (and the world) are following orders from their alien overlords. This soon begins to change as a Resistance rises up once more.
Starring John Goodman as William Mulligan, Ashton Sanders as Gabriel Drummond, Johnathan Majors as Rafe Drummond, and Vera Farmiga as Jane Doe, Captive State reminded a lot of M. Night Shyamalan’s 10 Cloverfield Lane, also starring John Goodman. This isn’t a bad feel for the movie. It also gives this film in the science fiction genre a different feel.
Ashton Sanders in Captive State
There’s plenty more to Captive State than just the science fiction and government overreach. There are great Reel Leadership lessons in Captive State.
We’re going to look at these leadership lessons and see how you can see these lessons as you watch the movie. Read more...
Through the uneducated leader series, you might have begun to realize it’s okay to become a leader without a formal education. There are plenty of leaders who have or are leading without a college degree. On might even be one of those. Or maybe you’re a leader who once thought everybody needs a formal education.
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Where ever you land on this spectrum, I’m glad you’re here and learning about the different ways you can become an educated leader. We’re going to look at ways you can expand your wisdom and become educated.
It’s Okay To Continue To Learn
One of the saddest things a leader can do is to stop learning. Whether this means a leader who stopped reading books once they graduated high school or college to they no longer seek out the wisdom of those further along the journey than they are. Read more...
This is a contributed article.
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Digital technology has made business quite a bit easier over the last few years. Not only has the process of working gotten better, but modern systems have begun to give you ways to track a huge range of statistics surrounding your work. You can figure out which team members have the best productivity, how much you’re selling in each country, and a staggering variety of other metrics which can be used to push your company forward. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring analytics, and the best ways to use this complicated field to improve your business. Read more...
One of the greatest things about leading is that you don’t have to know all of the answers. You can discover the right answers through your time leading.
This is one of the reasons leaders don’t have to go through formal training. Leading is a learn on the job type of experience.
There are more times than not when a leader has to look at their current situation and realize their education didn’t give them an answer. Rather, their experience in the workplace or at home has given them insight into their issue.
Lead And Learn
Leaders are presented with new situations on a daily, if not hourly, basis. New problems and issues arise and it is up to you, the leader, to figure out the solution.
Formal education may lay the groundwork for the problem-solving matrix yet it only goes so far. When you’re presented with an issue that wasn’t covered in your MBA, what do you do? Read more...