Experience is required to create meaningful change. It’s what gives us insight and relatively predictable outcomes. And it’s really helpful with the experimentation necessary to build anything new. It’s also essential in the development of new leaders…the next generation of change makers. Without the valuable insight of an experienced leader, people are left solely to trial and error. And it really slows things down both for the work they produce and in their own development.
Experience then is best used to serve others…to lead, teach, guide, inspire and to help them get things done. It’s a shame it’s so often misused as a self-serving status tool…simply to tell someone what to do.
It’s best to use experience to teach…and to be a hero for others. That’s the legacy we deserve.