Leaders Think

While a recent focus has been Leaders Learn and Leaders Read... a corollary thought is that Leaders Think.

Thinking, Doing, Being - All in Alignment

the conduct of our lives is the true reflection of our thoughts, Michel De Montaigne

The conduct of our lives is the true reflection of our thoughts. Michel De Montaigne

I want to set this idea alongside a closely related on from the Proverbs. 
As a person thinks in their heart, so they are. Proverbs 23:7

We learn from Proverbs, just how powerful our thoughts are...which is VERY powerful. Thoughts are foundational and formative. They are essential and vital. They are the beginning. 

Seven Habits of Thinking - How Many Do You Use?

Leonardo da Vinci genius thinking habitsIn his EXCELLENT book, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael Gelb explains the “seven habits of thinking” that da Vinci exemplified.

Many people believe da Vinci was THE great thinker ever. He regularly appears among the very top on lists of creatives and innovators. The chances are that you are like I was. I had some vague, general impressions of da Vinci. While Gelb is not writing a biography about da Vinci, he does provide some brief biographical history of this genius.  

20 Characteristics of Life Long Learners - A Checklist

Here are 20 characteristics of Life Long Learners. I borrowed and tweaked this list from, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci by Michael Gelb (see page 56 for his version). Print out the list (see the MSWord file at the bottom of the post). Give yourself one point for each characteristic that is very true for you. One half point if it is somewhat true. No points if it is generally not so for you. Hang it somewhere obvious on your desk.

1.  I am curious and interested in many things.

2.  I keep a journal or notebook to record ideas, thoughts, inspiration, questions.

3.  I seek to learn in fields that are outside my current interests and specialty.

4.  I think, analyze and logically consider things to truly understand them.

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