Ut est rerum omnium magister usus (roughly "Experience is the teacher of all things" or more generally "experience is the best teacher") is a quote attributed to Julius Caesar in De Bello Civile, the war commentaries of the Civil War. Since then the phrase has become a common saying in regards to learning and leadership.
John C. Maxwell stated that the only way of learning from your experiences is to reflect on them, something he feels Caesar had done a lot of, which was the only way he was able to become successful and write down his thoughts.
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- John C. Maxwell; The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential. Hachette UK, 2012. ISBN 9781455518210
- Thomas G. Reid; Sustained Leadership WBS: A Disciplined Project Approach to Building You and Your Team into Better Leaders. Morgan James Publishing, 2017. ISBN 9781683505945
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