Intelligence—How are Good Leaders & Toxic Leaders Different or Alike? (H:¥en)

sam. 22 septembre à 22:00

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PURPOSE: Discuss this article on a leader's capacity for critical thinking and judgment. Hints of deficiencies according to Prudy Gourguechon:

  • Signs of disorganization in thinking or speech.

  • Over-focus on details; inability to see the big picture.

  • Lack of clarity about priorities.

  • Inability to anticipate consequences.

  • Failure to consider and articulate second and third-degree consequences of an action or decision.

  • Inability to offer alternative explanations or courses of action.

  • Oversimplification.

  • Inability to distinguish critical elements in a situation from less important ones.

  • Inability to articulate thought process including the evidence used to arrive at a decision, other options that were considered and how a conclusion was reached.

  • Unable to tolerate ambiguity/over-certainty.

  • Difficulty outlining a step-wise process to solve a problem or implement a change.

  • Thinking that is driven by emotion or ego. **

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Greet old friends, meet new ones, and share lessons learned. INTELLIGENCE (Wikipedia): "...capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to perceive or infer information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context." BALANCE: "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) LEADERS ARE LIKE PARENTS: Simon Sinek on "Leaders Eat Last." GOOD LEADERS AND TOXIC LEADERS: Gen. George Flynn's, USMC, interview (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.) 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 the organization's culture? How? Why? Wikipedia on LEADERSHIP 10 theories, 5 styles, and 6 myths! (See meetup table and venue photos below.)


Outside tables across from Gigino's Restaurant in Wagner Park
New York

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