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Are You a Leader Not a Teacher? How to Be Both

September 9, 2013

Daily ReadAre You a Leader Not a Teacher? How to Be Both

As a leader you can’t possibly do it all yourself, you’ll need to teach other people how. Ironically, great leader are often not great teachers and as such, often times these talented people end up over tasked as their company suffers from inefficiency. Here is a 5-step process sure to pass on your knowledge and skill.

  1. Create a Clear Curriculum.  So often people fail in teaching before they start because they don’t have a clear plan. Successful teaching requires structured content with clear objectives and milestones.
  2. Make the Material Matter. The best way to expedite learning is to create detailed documents, videos and pictures that demonstrate exactly how a process should be done.
  3. Present With Purpose and Passion.  Be enthusiastic and make the material interesting.
  4. Let the Learners Lead the Learning.  Lecture is statistically the least effective method for content delivery. Find creative ways to make learning interactive with the learners driving the process.
  5. Reinforce With Repetition and Response. The lesson is over once you’ve taught the process or task. You need to work the learner through the actual process and help make adjustments along the way.

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  1. Great tips! Thanks for the reminders! Always need a refresher at the beginning of the year!


    • Glad you found it helpful Kate. Best wishes for a great year!


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