Leadership Lesson: In order to set someone up for their best habits in development, growth, and their own definition of success, it’s important to consider the true adaptability skills we provide alongside the traditional tools we impart on those we lead, teach, or influence. 

“Give a man a fish
and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish
and you feed him for a life time.”  

Yeah, I don’t think so. 

Unfortunately, this Chinese proverb is incomplete. It leaves so much — too much — to the imagination. Although expecting imagination to fill in the gaps can be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on the student’s own curiosity, the proverb should have taken its message one step further.