“A willingness to see ourselves in perspective, and to view our problems as relatively routine, provides the emotional space to think more broadly and deeply.”
— John Engels
“An elephant matriarch does not rule by force or fear. In a time of crisis, every member follows her lead. Her authority is complete because she has gained the respect and trust of her family.”
Joyce Poole, Ph.D. Kenyan Elephant Researcher
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We live in a world where attention gets bestowed on those who have answers, whether or not the answers make sense.
Parents feel pressured to explain, solve and fix. So do politicians, physicians, chiefs of police, business owners, religious leaders, terrorists, and media talk show hosts. That pressure often leads to superficial conclusions about complex issues. The allure of “getting it right” too easily produces premature or downright dangerous decisions.
I’ve noticed that some intelligent and thoughtful leaders cannot tolerate the anguish of complexity. They might be smart and successful, yet unwise.