Intelligence Is Overrated: So, what matters more than that?
Episode #219 // When it comes to business, the relationship between intellect and leadership can be fraught. A strong leader with high intellect can be incredibly effective, and make a huge difference to the companies they work for, and to every person they lead.
But highly intelligent people who rely on their intellect, to the exclusion of the leadership skills that would mobilize their people, generally struggle in the big jobs, and it often ends in tears.
There’s a massive difference between being a great leader, and being a smart executive… and, unfortunately, I’ve met many more smart executives than great leaders.
This episode explores the often counterbalanced forces of intelligence and leadership in some detail, and provides guidance on how to leverage your intellect to enhance your leadership performance.
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