Whenever things are going well, you’re not being stretched. It feels great in the moment to be in control and have things fall into place. In fact, it’s that state that most people strive for. The problem is that no one ever learns from doing everything well.
Much like a simulator for pilots, creating a simulated work experience for leadership roles could actually help train and prepare more junior staff for roles they are working toward.
Human predators operate in much the same way. Their ideal target too exhibits the three elements that make them “a victim looking for a place to happen”; lack of awareness of surroundings, predictability of schedule, and placing themselves alone in an isolated environment.
As a working professional, I know that both time and dollars are limited. That’s why it’s so important to find local courses, conferences, and other learning opportunities that are a good use of both your time and your money. As I’ve written before, training comes in many forms and for me, the type with the most impact is experiential learning. One I personally believe in and participate in are the Conference Board’s Leadership Experiences.