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Learn to Lead – Curiosity in Leadership

Curiosity in Leadership

by June Connelly

Have you ever heard the phase “curiosity killed the cat”? With some google searching, I discovered that I had never heard the second part – “but satisfaction brought him back.” The meaning of the entire phrase suggests that while the search for meaning and information can be daunting, the satisfaction of knowing is worth it. I’ve chosen “curious” as my focus word for 2024. So, you’re probably asking, “What does this have to do with leadership?”   

“A little curiosity, especially when we’re chasing Jesus, will shape and form us into the person he calls us to be.” (from Becoming Curious by Casey Tygrett)  

Ephesians 2:10 says, For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (NLT)  

We will be the best leaders, no matter the context, when we’ve taken the time to explore and live out how God has made us individually. There is a big emphasis to mimic or become what social media portrays. Instead, we need to explore, search, and ask God what He has crafted in us to enable us to impact our community and the world.  

Leadership development is an ongoing, never done, exploration process that includes learning new things, trying them out, and processing what success or failure is teaching you. Asking God to join you on the “curiosity adventure” will help reveal to you and embrace the “masterpiece” you are.