Working Wisdom: The Heart of Business
Only do what your heart tells you. – Princess Diana
Mankind is a thinking species, but also an emotional one. This fact is often overlooked in today’s hyperactive, quantitative business environment. Critical analysis, measurement and judgment are necessary “hard skills” of business – but they are insufficient. “Hard skills” don’t lend themselves to innovation nor do they provide the fertile ground for insights and gut feelings that may defy linear logic. To break out of the box requires vision, courage and emotional commitment. Creativity and inspiration are the cornerstones of innovation and innovation requires passion arising from the hearts of workers. Only a head tempered with an emotionally centered heart can fearlessly ask “why” and “why not.”
Working Wisdom uses my favorite quotes to think about work in a new way.
Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning company focused on techniques to eliminate the 5 workplace stressors that create and sustain burnout: Job Change, Organizational Change, Work-Life Imbalance, Poor Leadership and Management, and Ineffective Human Resources. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, author, blogger, career coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action,” watch her TEDx Talk on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFkI69zJzLI. To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to www.gapuleo.com.