Don’t be a Dehydrated Leader- Be Thirsty for Knowledge

Dehydration  means less water in something. The word comes from the ancient Greek word for water, hydor. People get dehydrated when they lose more water than they take in. The human body needs water to survive.

Leaders, on the other hand are often dehydrated because of lack of knowledge. They definitely need the thirst for attaining knowledge to survive.

A lot of people around you will be happy with those flashy degrees, and nice job. But for leaders, education is a continuous process. You do not have to be confined with what you have learned as a young ambitious child, but instead you need to continue to acquire knowledge in order to reach your maximum potential as a forever young ambitious child.

The quest for knowledge can be a rewarding experience. It could either be formal or informal. Exploring a previously elusive fact or soaking up a finely crafted argument can be as satisfying as eating a fine meal when hungry or dousing a thirst with drink.

Humans generally don’t like being held in suspense when a big money is on the horizon. If we get wind of a raise or a new job, we like to get quick information about what’s in store. It turns out that we find that knowledge about a certain reward is itself rewarding.

The unappeasable thirst for everything which is mysterious and which life reveals is the most living proof our immortality. But in our quest for information, let us make sure that we are not drawn in all the knowledge that we have acquired.

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and enhanced constantly, otherwise it would vanish if we simply ignore our thirst.The desire of information, like the thirst for riches, grows ever the acquisition of it.

For leaders, other than the quest for knowledge, there is another aspect of the search, for self-improvement. Let us see how things stand there. It is clear that a leader left to his own devices cannot wring out of his/her little finger the knowledge of how to develop and exactly what to develop in himself/herself.

The more a leader studies, the barriers and duplicity which lie in wait for him/her at every step in this realm, the more convinced he/she becomes that it is impossible to travel the path of self-improvement on the chance instructions of chance people, or the kind of information culled from reading and casual talk.

Perhaps the only positive result of all voyaging in the winding paths and tracks of occult search will be that, if a leaders preserves the capacity for sound judgment and thought, he/she will aquire that special faculty of discrimination which can be called flair. He/she will discard the ways of psychopathy and error and will constantly search for true ways.

One of the biggest challenges behind knowledge management is the circulation of information. People with the highest knowledge have the potential for high levels of value creation. But this knowledge can only create value if it’s placed in the hands of those who must act on it. Knowledge is usually difficult to access because it leaves when the knowledge professional resigns.

Therefore, while you lead, you must acquire knowledge and adequately share the same with your employees/listeners.

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