Intelligence Matters

Be assured that I will π—₯π—˜π—£π—₯π—˜π—¦π—˜π—‘π—§ you well. Yesterday I shared my personality. Today I want to touch on my intelligence. Intelligence is a complex concept as there are different schools of thought on it. I will restrict myself to a less controversial aspect that I studied for my doctoral research – wisdom. There are three dimensions on the scale of wisdom that I prefer – Cognitive, Affective, and Reflective (See Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale by Monika Ardelt – 2003). As your Commissioner I will use these three dimensions to align and nurture people’s natural abilities for joyous outcomes through leadership and inclusion. Here’s a breakdown of the three dimensions:

Cognitive: This comprises of the knowledge, judgment, and balance that is many times viewed as intellectual depth or brilliance of thought. Great leaders are individuals who exercise prudence in all matters. Download my presentation to the Midwest Scholar’s Conference on Prudent Leadership here:…/Prudent_leadership_Exploring_the…

Affective: This encompasses the emotional regulation, empathy, and social engagement elements. Emotional intelligence is vital for good smarts. Empathy is critical in public service. Social engagement is vital in our modern context where cross-cultural interconnections drive society. See some of my sample talks on Expert File here:

Reflective: This is the persuasiveness, intuitiveness, and objectivity that facilitates long-term and broad perspectives. It enables one to be able to withhold judgment and be flexible in adapting multiple viewpoints. Take a look at my virtual interview with Greta Van Susteren for an observation of my reflective thinking:…/positio…/stage:general/2020-11-03

For a fuller discussion of the cognitive, affective, and reflective dimensions of wisdom, please download your own copy of my doctoral dissertation. Click here now:

I will π—₯π—˜π—£π—₯π—˜π—¦π—˜π—‘π—§ you well.

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