Why leadership is harder than learning to ride a bike

02/17/2014 | Knowledge.Insead.edu

In the modern workplace, leaders need to keep learning, developing, and striving to correct their mistakes, writes Jean-Francois Manzoni. That isn't easy: Unlike a child learning to ride a bike, bosses learning a skill must also unlearn bad habits. "Too often, today’s senior executives underestimate how much effort is required for them to learn new leadership knowledge in a way that will be helpful in practice," Manzoni writes.

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