Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Multiple Intelligence Toolkit for Leaders

Leaders ought to be emotionally intelligent, and appreciate emotion as part of any situation

Leaders ought to be intelligent, too, and ought not believe others who give it short shrift

Leaders ought to be socially intelligent, in modern day and old fashion meanings of the word

Leaders ought to be scientifically intelligent, and know how to read research reports or references

Leaders ought to be creatively intelligent, and use both halves of their brain

Leaders ought to be spiritually intelligent, and acknowledge there are things far larger than they are

Howard Gardner related Theory of Multiple Intelligences years ago, and while some may question the soundness of his framework, the fact is that intelligence is far more complex than a single general (g) factor.  Some may advance the notion that Emotional Intelligence trumps cognitive or other intelligences, and we simply need to be cautious about overly simplified or narrowed views.

Thank you for reading, and let me know what you think!

Ron Villejo, PhD

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