We are taught to think before we act. But what happens when we need to act in order for that thinking to make sense?
Herminia Ibarra’s research suggests that is exactly the case when learning to lead. Based on decades of research, teaching, experience, and interviews, her latest book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, outlines ways that we can assume larger leadership roles. Her work also confirms that, until we adjust to these new roles and responsibilities, we may feel fake or unlike ourselves. All of that is normal.
Herminia is a Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD and the Founding Director of The Leadership Transition program.
In this episode, we talk about:
The small but crucial changes we can take on a daily basis to step up to leadership
Ways to redefine our jobs to make more strategic contributions
What it means to diversify our networks for learning
Ways to inject playfulness into how we see ourselves to ensure growth and change
Why it is natural t