Here is another inspirational quote to go with your morning coffee.
"The only training for leadership is leadership!"
I thought about that for a while and paralleled that with my management career. I think that quote is right. I have taken courses and read books about managing, success, motivation, etc. I have even read tips for leadership, but there is no replacement for the natural ability to lead.
Leadership is an innate talent that not everyone has. It is the ability to do things, at the right moment, that instinctively feels right to do. It boils to the surface and naturally comes out. Leaders don't train for those moments, they use their experience and judgment to make the right decisions that impact others.
Leaders get out there and lead. They learn from their mistakes and recognize what to do differently next time.
-- by Tim Northburg LifeWork Elements