Intelligence—How are Good Leaders & Toxic Leaders Different or Alike? (H:¥en)
sam. 1 septembre à 23:00
Next in the series of conversations on "Leadership Traits is "Intelligence" - How is intelligence used or misused by leaders? Conversation Starter: Forbes article on Leader's Capacity for Critical Thinking and Judgment. https://www.forbes.com/sites/prudygourguechon/2018/01/25/due-diligence-why-you-should-assess-a-leaders-capacity-for-critical-thinking-and-judgment/#36f54f775c6 "Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline ... Reliance on intelligence alone results in rebelliousness. Exercise of humaneness alone results in weakness. Fixation on trust results in folly. Dependence on the strength of courage results in violence. Excessive discipline and sternness in command result in cruelty. When one has all five virtues together, each appropriate to its function, then one can be a leader." ― Sun Tzu (544 BC - 496 BC) Purpose: Compare & contrast. How do good leaders and toxic leaders use intelligence well or misuse intelligence? We'll listen to Gen. George Flynn's, USMC, interview together from the 10:00 min. to the 29:00 min. mark. (NOTE: Gen. George Flynn is not Gen. Michael Flynn who was forced to resign from Trump's staff.) https://www.entreleadership.com/blog/podcasts/lt-gen-george-flynn-developing-trust Simon Sinek on "Leaders Eat Last." https://youtu.be/YNkOKV5xItI Food-for-Thought:
What is "critical thinking?" How is it used well or how is it misused?
What are the limits to intelligence? When and how is intelligence a weakness?
Can wisdom be acquired simply through reading books?
How is "street-smart" different from "book-smart?"
How is personal intelligence used or misused by good leaders or toxic leaders?
How are intelligent leaders different or the same compared to wise leaders?
What is the appropriate balance of intelligence together with the other virtues?
How do good leaders or toxic leaders deal with conflicts of interest? Additional Food-for-Thought:
• What do you respect most in leaders? Why?
• "Does the end justify the means?" Why? What is the difference between an effective leader vs a good leader? How do the results matter? How do short-term vs long-term results matter? How do the leader's methods matter?
• How does a good leader become a toxic leader? Why? What are the possible psychological needs leaders(and the followers) are attempting to meet? Is it a "need" or a "desire?" What do trust and commitment look like between leaders and followers?
• What is common in good leadership in institutions, in communities, in businesses, in sports, in families, in marriages, in parenting? Why? Who creates organizational culture? How? Why? Wikipedia on LEADERSHIP 10 theories, 5 styles, and 6 myths! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadership About the Moderator: Yen is a parent, manager, and a former instructor/evaluator in the public and the private sector. Yen is a physics major from the US Air Force Academy and is a former commander in the US Air Force. He is also a former manager with a Fortune 20 company.