The Ten Principles Of Wise Leadership

The Ten Principles Of Wise Leadership

  1. Demonstrate Vision. Wise leaders serve the future with the only reality that matters, results. Results must match a vision and bear the weight of wisdom. Wisdom is defined as first knowing the consequences of any thought, word or deed and then behaving accordingly. Therefore, effective leaders do not say or do anything unless they first know the consequences and can handle the consequences, and the consequences of the consequences.
  2. Timing Is Everything. Wise leaders always have a well thought out plan and stick to it over time. They pay attention to the natural organic cycles of progress and behaviour and synchronize these predictable cyclical patterns with their intentions. They are flexible with this information, but do not waiver.
  3. Use Your Neutral Mind. Wise leadership is measured by a unifying standard, a neutral intelligence. Positive impact does not come from reactivity, even when the message is right. Positive influence does not come from emotionalism, even when the feelings are profound. Positive is always followed by negative; negative is always followed by positive. The third rail must prevail. It is the strongest mind, neither negative nor positive, governed by neither, yet fully aware of both. A leading mind is trained to be neutral, which is reliably clear, beyond internal and external arguments.
  4. Practice Wise Communication. Wise leaders avoid expectations, which are pre-determined resentments. Instead, they practice barometric communication; they know how and when to be impersonally personal or personally impersonal.
  5. Know Your Self And Others. Wise leaders know who they are, their limitations and how to breakthrough their comfort zones when necessary. The best leaders can do this quickly and seamlessly. They are always on alert, observing and measuring the same in others around them. They set a direction and bring others to that orientation, like a navigator with a compass. They are exemplary, bringing out the strengths of others, diminishing the weaknesses in their trajectory and re-calibrating along the way.
  6. The Right Way Will Always Show Itself. Wise leaders balance information and intuition. They are patient until they are sure. Then, they are unstoppable. There is no wisdom without intuition.
  7. Excuses Are Abuses. Effective leaders practice discipline. They are neither defensive nor vindictive. They are self-correcting and fully responsible. Wise leaders know that “cooler heads prevail”. A healthy nervous system can sustain the assault of tension, whether it originates internally or externally. The stress that invokes fear and weakness is simply a response that is unthinking and untrained. Excuses, blaming, shaming, passive aggressiveness, justification, etc. are all forms of insecurity, the enemy of success.
  8. Manners Matter. With either familiarity or power, the temptation is to drop manners and expect others to deal with the ups and downs of perceived power and personality. Wise leaders are poised to give their best, be their best, project the best, all the time. They are subtle when needed, graceful when pushed, direct when looking in the mirror and sensitively brave in new situations.
  9. Truth Is Variable. New discoveries can change our entire understanding of reality. Wise leaders are open to re-imagining anything and everything. They have a respect for other points of view and stay current and informed. They deal with the winds of change as a welcome part of progress and remain grounded.
  10. Make The Impossible Possible.  Wise leaders value commitment above all. They know that they are not their problems, their passions or their triumphs. In the midst of anything and everything, they keep things in perspective. They create a path around obstacles and appreciate the challenges of unshakable success.



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