Wise people

by Michelle Fortes

​The leadership

by Alfred Nishanth sdb

The wise people:

“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses,” says Paul VI.

Long back there began a journey to identify the wise people, to lead, to hear the spirit speaking through them, and to learn what they might say so that we could develop new paradigms for leadership. Only the wise people can be good leaders it is the ultimate and prime quality to be a good and effective leader.

Who are these wise men/ women? What are their special qualities? You know, this concept is made very simple. They as individuals and as a group are among the most alive, self actualized, generative people. Though they are far from perfect, they appear to be relatively comfortable with their imperfections and accept their flawed humanity

The wise people have dominant characteristics. First they are people of intense integrity who feel compelled to do the right thing, the fair thing, the just thing. While this is true of many people, they also have the courage necessary to pursue integrity regardless of its personal consequences. Second they are generative people, who are motivated by a concern for others. Their focus is to find ways and means in which their personal lives and actions impact the people around them. Their only motivation is the welfare of others. All their actions are rooted in their religious faith and their personal spirituality.

Do you imagine yourself to be a good leader? Compare yourself with the following points or qualities, whatever may be…..

You know, these are the wise people:

 People of compassionate hearts 

 People with highly reflective minds / rational thinking 

 People of advanced degree of self knowledge 

 People who are critical of themselves 

 People who are simple and humble 

 People who don’t experience a significant level of stress 

 People who enjoy a sense of integration

Each one is unique in themselves. They really abide by the words of Abraham Lincoln, “I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.” But these words must have a value system in the life. The following points are mandatory to cultivate a good value system. 

 Be a man of faith and hunger for the deeper relationship with god 

 Relate positively to the ministry and have generativity, compassion, reflection, self knowledge, self-criticism, humility and peacefulness. 

Do we have any model for all the concepts?

We are people of god and called to make deference in the world. You know Jesus Christ is the only one indispensable model. It is clearly revealed in His teachings and life. His words shape the mind to transform the world. It is in him we see the focus, characteristics and behavior to build God’s kingdom which was the purpose of His existence.

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