Tag Archive: wise leaders

How Leaders are Made Wise and Why We Often Remain Foolish

“How often must I tell you that we are made wise not by the recollections of our past, but by the responsibilities of our future.” (Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw) Any… Continue reading

The Golden Attribute of Leadership You Must Pursue

The song says, “Everybody plays the fool sometimes.” But the goal is wisdom, not less foolishness. The golden attribute of leadership is wisdom. “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.” Solomon   Lack of… Continue reading

How to Be a Smart Novice and Stop Hurting Yourself and Others

Novelty makes novices of us all. Every time you try something new, you’re a novice all over again. Dangers of inexperience: You thought you understood parenting until you had children. You thought you… Continue reading

When You Mean Well, But Put Your Foot in Your Mouth

Dunkin’ Donuts is a comfort to me when I travel. When I see a Dunkin’, I think everything is going to be OK. It’s not that I eat donuts. I eat a bagel… Continue reading

Buddha, Jesus and Confusion about Sagacity

Your image of a sage might include white robes, long beards, and sitting cross-legged under a tree. Confusion blocks your path and limits your impact. Buddha, Jesus and confusion about sagacity: Did the… Continue reading

3 Things a Sage Always Avoids

Sometimes being a sage is about what you DON’T do. #1. Don’t cast pearls before pigs. Never treat unmotivated learners the same as motivated. Hunger motivates pigs to seek food, but when their… Continue reading