All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher. ― George Whitman
Today, Amanda and I decided to do something a little different on the podcast. We thought it would be fun to go over some of the axioms, idioms or clichés – whatever you like to call them – which we hear most often and discuss the leadership takeaways they each contain. We also tell you the etymology or the origin of their meanings when we can.
The axioms we cover today include:
- The Early Bird Gets the Worm
- Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
- Many Hands Make Light Work
- You Can’t Learn to Swim Without Getting in the Water
- Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
- When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them
So what’s the point? First, we wanted to have a little fun looking back at old clichés, but the truth is, leaders should be looking to pull wisdom from every situation and every lesson – even from the most overused of phrases. This process is simply a form of mentorship, nothing more and nothing less.
Question: What’s your favorite axiom for leaders? Are you looking for leadership lessons throughout your everyday lives?