Wisdom and Leadership

Aug 3, 2012

I’ve been in absentia for quite a while.  Lots going on.  One, I’m working on my doctorate, and it’s quite a big deal.  By this I mean, it’s a lot of work, and while I’m loving every moment of it, it requires early mornings and late nights so as not to interfere with my work schedule.  The good news is, that I’ve found my focus, and, you guessed it, the question I’m pursuing has to do with wisdom and leadership.

I won’t bore you with all of the heady academic language.  Suffice to say that I will be sharing some good news about leadership in the context of wisdom. It’s what’s needed these days, now, more than ever.  So, it doesn’t matter what your title or stage of life.  We can all benefit from learning more about wisdom and how to cultivate it in our own lives.

I live five minutes from the City of Sanford where Trayvon Martin was killed.  Loss of such a young life is definitely a tragedy.  Having lost my own son a few years ago, I get the shock and pain that have enveloped his parents.  I pray for their wisdom during this time of mourning and hope that they somehow find the ability to heal without being held hostage by the agenda of others.  Fear, I’ve decided is the enemy of wisdom.

Wisdom shows up in a thousand different corners of our everyday experience.  I think it’s worth some conversation.  Stay tuned.    I’ll write more about leadership, wisdom, and even the value of life balance.

Question:   What’s your definition of wisdom?