13 August 2007

Mature Beta

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." Henri Bergson

Wilson Learning, a pioneering enterprise that guides organization to success by inspiring, developing, and transforming people, identifies 12 attributes of a mature person.

A person who bends... who is responsive to changing conditions and who is adaptable in the face of diversity or the unexpected.

A person who is aware of what is going on and is willing to learn from others... who can see merit in challenging traditional ways of doing ways.

A person who is able to make decisions and judgments... who is not unduly influenced by others.

A person with keen empathy... who strives to be aware of the unspoken thoughts, feelings, and needs of others and accepts individual differences.

A person who focuses on goals... who has intense motivation to accomplish objectives, even in the face of obstacles... who is not easily discouraged.

A person who is comfortable with the contracdictions of the real world... who rejects over-simplification, and isn't overwhelmed by complexity.

A person who stretches ideas out into the future... who is not limited by the models of today.

A person with a healthy, spontaneous zest for living... who is able to "let loose" and communicate real feelings when the situation is appropriate.

A person who is willing to risk... who does not avoid anxiety and guilt, but uses them constructively... who acts with sustained initiative.

A person who likes to explore new ideas by asking questions and analyzing data... who is always on the lookout for new solutions to problems.

A person who properly values his or her own honor and dignity... who is constantly striving to become as much as he or she can be.

A person who is guided by principled thinking... who makes decisions that are fair and just.

What if a person who does not all 12 attributes but is ready to take responsibility, knows what he or she is speaking, takes good actions, has his or her goals set to accomplish the future ahead?

A person with all 12 attributes is way beyond mature, but a great leader instead!

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