Fast Company | 'You Can't Create a Leader in a Classroom.'
This article casts some light on our recent discussion about learning and leadership.
I think we're all talking about the same thing, but from opposite ends. Education is important - even well-known leaders who left school early like Robert Kiyosaki and Kevin Roberts admit this - but it's the right kind of education.
It's about the kind of hunger for learning that just isn't there in the traditional classroom.
Especially interesting is this: "Right now, we are creating a kind of neo-aristocracy," he complains, "a 'business class' that believes it has the right to lead because it spent a couple of years in a classroom."
This is an important point, especially when we take the whole of history into consideration. Up until World War I, hereditary aristocratic power was the main reason for being in charge of the world. Since then, America has replaced the British and other Empires as the predominant world power. As well as that, business and the corporate world has replaced imperial power.
But just as parliamentary and democratic power eventually replaced the Divine Right of Kings, customer and employee power will soon replace the "right to reign" of corporate power. Interesting.