It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about riding a bike or making a Hollandaise sauce or leading a team. Everything looks easy until you try to do it.
You can learn a lot about leadership by observing good leaders and watching what they do. You can spend time thinking about how you would handle leadership issues.
You can read books and blog posts and articles about leadership. You’ll learn a lot. It’s not enough.
My friend and client, Rod Santomassimo, tells his clients this:
“Don’t KID yourself. Knowing Isn’t Doing.”