And this is the stage where we all must start at when learning a new skill.
Leaders must be extremely self-reflective about their own blind spots; the areas where they are at Stage 1 (Unconscious Incompetence). They must be aware of where their team has blind spots and work the frustration that comes when anyone is working near the edge of their current knowledge base.
Dr. Igor Kokcharov does a great job of aligning a variety of the models for human development in a SlideShare called Hierarchy of Skills bringing together models including:
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Work Motivation M5 Model
- From Apprentice to Craftsman:
- The Cone of Learning
- The Four Stages of Learning a New Skill
Great leaders are constantly looking to improve their knowledge around how people learn and what motivates them. They focus on developing their people every day and that development starts with themselves. Turn your team into Multipliers; not just Managers.