Deepening Emotional Awareness
Discovery and clarification of personal values does not, in itself, create good communication skillsânor does it guarantee the ability to lead.
To lead involves a substantially different decision than merely to get something done. Rather than deciding to lead, you could decide to become a good artist or a compelling authorâsomeone who perhaps has great personal insightâan invaluable individual contributor who achieves outstanding results alone. Many philosophers contribute in this way, as do many of our most accomplished commentators.
In organizations, each of us can do exceptional work that expresses our values without communicating with others directly, and even when we do communicate, we can ...