don’t have a chicken coop or an imposing beard. I’ve never been hunting. I can barely keep succulents alive. I grew up in Philadelphia and feel the shame of my cosmopolitan softness every time I gas up behind the carheart-clad cowboy resting on his rusted Silverado.
We do not naturally possess wisdom. Left to your own devices, you are not in good hands. There is something inside us that is actually disinclined to wisdom.
The longer you live as a C-Suite executive, the harder it is to empathize with the lifestyle and motivations of an hourly worker.
The beginning of wisdom is to know that you don’t know.
You can rage yourself into exhaustion or whisper a warning, but the performance you can expect will always depend on the standards you enforce.