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Letting Wisdom Lead: Authentically with a Dash of Emotional Intelligence

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Do You Lead With Your Head, Your Heart or Your Hands?

A Round Table Radio Discussion - June 21, 2014

Wisdom is an integration of head, heart and hunch tempered through the experience of the individual. Wisdom is not so much of a skill that one develops, rather it is a state of being that emerges from within the leader from the experience of integrating head, heart and gut feelings.

Authentic leaders lead with their hearts as well as their heads. To some, leading with the heart may sound soft, as though authentic leaders cannot make choices involving pain and loss. Leading with the heart is anything but soft. It means having passion for your work, compassion for the people you serve, empathy for the people you work with, and the courage to make difficult decisions. Courage is an especially important quality for leaders as they navigate through unpredictable terrain.

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