Toggle wisely…

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16

This morning, during a difficult practice with one of my clients, I used this text to remind my client that the really difficult leadership challenges do not have obvious answers. Sometimes you must lead cunningly and sometimes you simply gotta come clean. Wise leaders, remember, are curious George and my way IS the highway. Wise leaders are lion and lamb, serpent and dove, fox and hedgehog. Wise leaders toggle between tough and tender. BTL leaders leave the land of “Either/or,” and take up residence instead in the county of Wise and the quaint village of “anding.”

You, leader, are working in the midst of wolves. Toggle wisely…

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