Emotion and ego are the kryptonites that cripple the performance of promising CEO's. The need to press the point of a mundane issue and the inability to apply criticism to the leaks of a sinking concept will always spark the deepening roots of corporate cancer. Passion without direction is reminiscent of Napoleon's desert demise. Today, even the most established intellectual giants lack the ability to think. Philosophy driven ponderence enables the mind to meditate on a concept with Socratic direction of objectivity. The inability to focus is the end result of an undisciplined mind and the discipline that allows one to hold onto a singular thought or meditation for problem solving is a vital ingredient for measuring the intellectual capabilities and emotional controls of an executive in times of crisis when there is a need for response rather than reactionary decision making.
Philosophical concentration on a topic can be personified by the visualization of a spoke wheel where the axle is the central connecting figure to 48 spokes. Each spoke carries its own unique intellectual, emotional and adaptive qualities while the axle remains consistent, central and the certainty that governs those rotating within its gravity. The wheel's rotation creates a singular gravitational pull which initiates unifying properties within the governing laws of physics. A CEO's thought process, as the acting hub, is no different and must remain as consistent and untainted.
Studying the boundaries of the mind, establishing benchmarks from which strategy can derive and prolonging focus long enough to establish a precedence are the qualities of the leader that can assimilate and evolve with the fluctuating inconsistencies of global economics. The fickle waves dictated by the tide of international commerce can crush the shakable connectivity that acts as concept mortar embracing and incubating a concept as fragile as a business model.
The study of philosophy teaches one how to think. Concentration on transcendental concepts crack open the mind to new realities sparking out of the box tactical theories to be tested within the turbulent and uncontrolled environment of 'actual economy'. Another stimulation exercise would be analyzing the intricacies of classic photography which teaches one to see things through an ever-changing lens that will constantly interrupt the mainstream definition of acceptable and inconceivable and philosophy will assist one in finding the proper 'in-between'.
Regional cultural relevance is typically nudged by religious, political or social activist ideology. These three ideologies will be initiated by a national reality promoted by the powers that be within the 'national' proximity and the nation will be influenced by global opinion as defined by international media. A CEO or COO that remains as the axle on a wheel will, by default remain formless and fluid making him/her effortlessly adaptable to local, national and international interruptions in analytical, spoon-fed applications that initiate a change in public opinion and current within the dominating influence of the land.
James Scott is the CEO of Princeton Corporate Solutions, a corporate globalization and political strategies firm, PCS offers a unique blend of think tank, corporate and governmental communication strategies to expedite the facilitation of long lasting relationship building in these necessary sectors. http://princetoncorporatesolutions.com
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