Author: Nelson Coulter

Clarity and simplicity are NOT one and the same. The consequential problems we deal with, as leaders, are rarely simple. Thus, clarity is elusive. Rarely, if ever, are the solutions to our complex problem(s) clear.

While we strive for simplicity and clarity, wise leaders understand that both are illusory.

A similar dynamic tension exists between curiosity and knowledge. BOTH are necessary in our efforts to gain better grasp of the problem(s), and the potential solution(s). While curiosity + knowledge bring us deeper understanding, they almost always are accompanied by the unveiling of previously unbeknownst circumstances, motives, variables, history, etc.

Beast mode LEARNING is the requirement for effective leadership.

Whenever we hear someone (especially in leadership) say something like …”The solution is simple and clear”… that is our cue to begin backing slowly toward the exit. They are either delusional, or they’re trying to sell us something (that will likely NOT solve the complex problem we’re dealing with).

learn >> Learn >> LEARN!

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