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

I use this text to remind our clients 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 are curious George and my way IS the highway. When they don’t know the best way forward, they get curious. When they have clarity, it’s my way IS the highway. Make sense?

You see, friend, 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 in the county of Wise and the quaint village of “anding.” You, leader, are working in the midst of wolves. Are you becoming a master at toggling between curious George and my way IS the highway? Toggle wisely. Good.

Live hard. Love harder.

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