Leaders are learners. Great leadership is demonstrated by leaders who display and model learning behaviors. One of the easiest ways to model learning behavior is asking questions. Ask yourself...
How can I personally demonstrate that "asking for and seeking help from others" is a sign of effective learning and a strength rather than a sing of weakness?
When I am thinking about and looking at various projects, proposals, and ideas, have I ensured that knowledge from other projects, proposals, ideas, and departments have been brought to bear on this?
When I encounter a problem, how can I reinforce and model the importance of learning from others rather than providing the answers?
How do I react to the failure of those around me. Is it a just chalked up as a loss or as an opportunity for valuable learning?
How often do I ask, "What have you learned from others recently?"
Am I curious about who is teaching others and who is seeking new learning in my organization?
(Adopted from the book Learning To Fly by Chris Collison and Geoff Parcell)
A simple set of questions for a leader to use to model learning behaviors as a leader.