Leadership of the future
The 5 Empowering Intelligences of Modern Leadership
What is Intelligence For – Introduction
This is a masterful & versatile tool of Leadership Coaching Skills, and is part of The Thinking Coach Leadership Training Courses and Employee Training Development.
It seems as if the question “What Is intelligence For?” has obvious answers.
The real answer, however, is with a question: Which Intelligence?
There are different kinds of intelligences to consider. So “What Is Intelligence For?” has to have a specific description, such as, “What is social intelligence about?”, or “What is emotional intelligence about?”, or other intelligences.
The 5 Intelligences include the 5 basic, core intelligences that can be acquired by any person, regardless of their academic background.
It is a tool with evolving capacity. It has the capacity to develop to new levels, through usage and application. Levels that are not obvious at start.
It addresses the questions what is intelligence for, from a new, unclassic perspective, accessible to everyone.
Colors – Natural Performance Information Tools
The 5 intelligences are based on the five natural steps of development that correspond to the 5 basic colors; White, Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green, each having a link to nature and the influence it has upon life and living.
Colors have been part of our life ever since we were born. We see them everywhere, and we relate to them mostly on a subconscious level throughout our lives. We get influenced by colors but are not aware how.
Different colors have different energies, which can be best understood through looking for examples in nature and in everyday life.
Our responses to the frequencies and wavelengths of colors are mostly semi-conscious and subconscious. It can be said that colors feed our mind with information constantly.
- White relates to the questioning sentence “Did You Know facts?” Relates to fundamental structures, fresh starts, observation, cleanliness and purity (bones, snow, marriage, white collar professions, white of the eye, white blood cells etc. are but some examples of where the color white can be observed).
- Red relates to the question “What is reasoning about?” Finding THE reason to do something which energizes and invigorates the action, relates to energy, vigor, actionable repetition, reasons, and comparison (blood, red stop lights/signs, red flowers, red Indians, red blood cells etc.).
- Blue relates to the question “What Is Principle About…? ” Blue is a link to policing & guidelines, big picture understanding that lead to principles (Color of police uniform, the color of the planet, high beams in cars, blue collar jobs, etc.).
- Yellow: this color relates to the question “What is Emotional Intelligence About?” and naturally links to warmth, guidance, communication, and togetherness, (Sun!!!)
- Green relates to the question “What is creative thinking about?” Green is a link to new growth, ideas, creativity, and innovation (Green lights “go”, the Green in spring!!!).
Think! Yellow and Blue make Green…what does it mean?
Note: It is important to understand this, because humans are part of nature, mental links to nature such as colors, enables natural intelligence to grow and fertilize our mind.
The 5 Intelligences of Leadership work naturally together, where one supports the other. This is a leadership tool second to none, that can redefine what is a win and what is a success for leaders and managers.
Here is an example of how to use this tool:
Example – Green to White = How To Think – Turning Ideas To Actuality- From Outside to Inside
The process from Green to White is about trying to figure out something new, and make sense of it. That is because “to make sense” of something new takes a process, it doesn’t happen immediately.
So Green to White is a natural system that helps us handle new ideas, and gradually, step by step we learn how to think about them and turn them to practical results.
We find ourselves in a new circumstance, which we have no experience in. Providing we don’t immediately classify it, and put our past experience on it (which in effect chokes the new experience) we start to search and juggle with new ideas and possibilities. (Green).
It’s Green, it’s new, we get excited, contemplate the idea, examine it’s potential (You know…you’ve done it a lot in your life and if you forgot then look at children).
Then we move to another stage, we look to how it can be used, if it can be used, or should it be stored for later. We try to figure out what it may be connected to, conjecture about it, and then share it with others and solicit their views. That’s Yellow. This part has to do also with sharing and contemplation, as the new idea starts to reveal more of itself.
Having got the new proposition and found the “circle” it belongs to, we now seek for the big picture and context. We therefore, search for the overriding principles that govern this proposition, and the do’s and don’ts that provide guidelines of how to think in the big picture. We begin to understand what boundaries and borders it needs to be maintained and functional (Blue).
The next level, after understanding the do’s and don’ts of the developing idea, we feel safe enough and ready to put it to action. The actionable process(Red) reveals to us ways, means and understanding we could not have had before we put it to action.
When we “Do” something and try to give it life by our actions we start to learn about it all sorts of things that we couldn’t understand before.
This Actionable Intelligence lets us know whether or not this is a practical idea that we need to retain or get rid of. This is the Red test; Does it work? or doesn’t work? But you do not try this once, you need to try several times, without jumping to early conclusions.
Our past experience is waiting in the background to hijack any new experience and deem it useless.
The final stage in this process, providing we decided to retain the embodied idea, is to translate all the process from Green to Red, to the infallible facts (White), as part of a functional building block for the future.
What began as an idea (Green) has developed to a result with a process that now makes sense.
We begin by looking anew at the facts we know about a subject (White) we reevaluate its actionable practices (Red) we check again the overriding principles and guidelines and see if we can add to our understanding of the big picture (making the picture bigger) (Blue). We then share and get everyone on board to see how they feel about this process (Yellow) and encourage new ideas about it (Green).
This process is now part of an experience stored in our “white storehouse”.
The 5 Intelligence Is one of the key performance information tools that provide us with a stable platform of considerations, reasons and decisions leading to effective action in a manner that insures continued and building success.
“What is intelligence for”, is to always be on a personal development quest, moving on through learning and doing, whilst evolving to new levels of perception and function.
Clearly, as was written at the beginning of this page, to learn how to think, using the 5 intelligences and become versatile and efficient with this method as part of your performance information tools, an in-depth leadership training courses and employee training development is required, under the leadership of The Thinking Coach. They work!
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