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Leadership in Action: In Focus—Leadership Wisdom—Some Sage Advice for Leaders by Jeffrey Yip, Rola Ruohong Wei

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TIME AND EFFORT

Although not unreachable, leadership wisdom cannot be gained overnight. It takes commitment to question your own behaviors and reflect on your experience regularly, as well as humility to learn from others who have perspectives and approaches different from your own.

Leaders need to set directions and create visions for team members as well as for the organization, align employees' energy and actions with organizational goals, and inspire employees to maintain their commitment level.

The first of the two techniques that will help you acquire leadership wisdom, inquiry, turns your energy outward through your dialogue with others. It exposes you to other people's valuable learning from the significant events they have experienced. ...

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