What structures do you have in place to stimulate learning? (114-3)
An open climate is required to create an environment of learning for any team. If leaders model learning by openly sharing their own areas of growth, their team will feel confident to do the same. Read 2 Chronicles 34:19-33.
Chapter 34 illustrates what happens when an organization learns from history and from each other. Josiah’s reforms affected the whole nation because it spread from priests to the king to the people. Josiah became king at 8 years old. As he got older his devotion to God was demonstrated by his actions and decisions. At age 26 he directed that the temple be remodeled and repaired to display the nation’s honor and dedication to God.
When a Book of the Law was discovered during the remodeling, King Josiah made application of the information directly to his own actions and privately and publicly repented of his personal sin. Josiah allowed – even commanded – his people to spread the new information about God’s law. King Josiah created a climate of openness where understanding of God’s law flourished.
For any organization to continue to improve they must work at continuous learning. “Those who won’t learn from history are destined to repeat it” summarizes the potential for growth in every organization. Effective leaders do their best to create an atmosphere that encourages learning within their organization and their team. They model a leadership style of continuous learning and help their people to apply information to new situations.
What are you currently doing to open yourself to new ideas? What structures does your present organization have in place to stimulate learning? What structures could be put in place?
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