By Peter White
I’ve been doing a fair bit of home schooling with my 5 year old grandson. “AND?” I hear you say! Well he is just learning to put sentences together. I have taught him lots of “sight words” which form the basis of him being able to read and put sentences together. I dusted off the old Dr Seuss collection for him to read and it dawned on me that it is very relevant to the Skill, Will, and Drill concept that we talk about in our leadership programs.
I have been teaching my grandson some new skills (sight words) but without the will (desire to learn) or the drill (practice, practice, practice) he would not be able to construct sentences. This is also true for anybody wanting better their leadership capability. Lots of leaders go to training programs, but leave it all at the venue. Capable leadership comes from the will and drill, i.e. wanting to change and use the newly acquired skills. Then comes the drill – practise, practise, practise.