When learning replaces teaching, a new channel for energy is opened.

“This is how it’s done” is teaching. “How would you do it?” is learning. There is a time to teach and a time to learn and most leaders take it upon themselves to be teachers. How many are equally committed to learning? What happens when you stop to learn about someone who works for you, to discover what she wants, how she will get there and how she feels about her own progress? What if you made learning a conscious priority in yourself and your organization?
What if learning replaced blaming, finding fault, solving a problem for someone or being right? Teaching comes from “I already know.” Learning comes from “What can I discover with you?” When all team members set a goal of learning from each other a new level of creative energy is released.