In Jim Collin’s latest splendidly research driven book, Good To Great, he responds to the question about why he undertook this 5 year project.
Take a quick step back in time. A 50 year longitudinal study of Minnesota students looked at what characteristics led to their success. The finding were called “Beyonder Characteristics.”
One was called, “Delight In Deep Thinking”=Curiosity. This is one of many psychological studies showing the relationship between curiosity and leadership outcomes.
Now, develop your curiosity. Pursue that itch. Learn something new.
Then master it.
Then teach it.
Now you are a Thought Leader.