I recall a discussion I had a few years back regarding professional curiosity and what it meant to me personally. Initially, this seemed like a relatively simple question with a straightforward response, but as we explored beyond the surface, we began to understand how critically important curiosity is to business leadership.
The curious leader is the one who is constantly seeking professional development and is never content with the status quo. Driven by curiosity, they are those leaders who embark on a relentless pursuit of excellence and the desire to be a better person, and better leader than they were yesterday. They are open to doing things differently, to improve existing processes, and are constantly breaking new ground.
Curious leaders never lose their forward momentum. They move past those who are content with “the way we’ve always done it”. They integrate lessons learned from other professions, other industries, and different perspectives, to improve on how things are done.
The curious leader seeks not only self-improvement and team building, but also to improve the organisation and its people as a whole.
Seeking out the best leadership development courses and growing as both a professional and as a person, results in improved performance and innovation at every level of business.