Voices of Wisdom

Quote of the Week

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.”
~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Voices of Wisdom

by Steve Saccone

There’s a proverb that says, “Wisdom shouts from the rooftops.” This is absolutely true, but it’s amazing how we continuously find ways to ignore it.  Wisdom is available to us in many forms and from many places.  One of the primary places to find it is in the people around us, whom we trust and respect.  But it is our responsibility to turn our attention to accessing that wisdom from the voices of people we trust and respect.  We are responsible for inviting their honesty, and if we do we’ll be tapping into an unlimited resource to help us on our journey toward self-discovery.  When we as leaders value honest relationships as a way of life, it has a ripple effect on how it affects others (Saccone, p. 40).

From:  Saccone, S. (2009).  Relational intelligence: how leaders can expand their influence through a new way of being smart.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114, http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu.

Coaching Call to Action

How will you access the wisdom that surrounds you?  Will you talk to you mentor, your partner, your employees?  What conversations will you have this week that allow the wisdom to flow?  What will you do to be ready to receive it?