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Lead with Wisdom: How Wisdom Transforms Good Leaders into Great Leaders by Mark Mark Strom Strom

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CHAPTER 12

Leading One

We enter the other’s story

Leading wisely through story

To lead wisely is to help others find their stories, their identity, their brilliance. In the last chapter I suggested it can be confronting to look at our own stories and to grapple with what we see there.

Walking alongside someone brings another dimension of this challenge. Reading and disclosing our own story requires considerable vulnerability: we have to be attentive and present to ourselves. Drawing out another’s story requires us to be and to remain attentive and present to the other.

We can’t do this well at arm’s length. As we draw out a person’s story ...

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