If you’re like me, you’ve spent a lifetime focused on knowledge. This fixation seemingly starts in school. The more knowledge you have, the better your grades will be. The better your grades, the more acknowledgement and awards you receive.

This focus on knowledge continues into the working world with workshops, retreats, certifications and more. Someone recently tweeted about a management dysfunction. The first three responses suggested courses for the leaders.

Knowledge is helpful, but knowledge alone won’t solve your problems. Often you will bump into obstacles when you try to apply new knowledge. You might even get attacked by the corporate anti-bodies, which are resisting change.

Don’t get me wrong when it comes to knowledge. Never stop acquiring new knowledge. However, it is only hard work and leadership that will take you and your team places.

You’ve got this.