There’s no shortage of talks, posts, or tweets on our need for wise, capable leaders who pursue the common good; who balance big-picture thinking with next-step management. But predicting outcomes becomes much more complex as systems and people interact in unexpected ways.
We need our leaders to do the right things, in the right way, against the right time frame. The real stand outs can navigate intrinsically complex circumstances, make smart decisions, and inspire others to do the same.
Two challenges commonly surface in complex circumstances: unintended consequences and difficulties in making sense of a situation. Unfortunately, many leaders tend to overestimate the amount of information they can process: humans have cognitive limits. More than ever, leaders need input from others to grasp complexities and determine how they affect other parts of the system.
A leader must be able to keep the big picture in clear view, while attending to all of the small executions that will lead to the right outcomes. They need wisdom.
These articles and Article Nuggets explore wise leadership, and how great business leaders make wise decisions in complex, tough times.
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The complete articles and Article Nuggets include these important concepts:
- Wise leadership defined
- Six abilities of wise leaders
- The Process for tough decisions
- Wisdom of the crowd
- The Wisdom of the inner crowd
- Wise leadership and emodiversity
- A Wise leadership journal
- Balance positive and negative emotions
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