Imagine yourself walking in a redwood forest and you came along the root system of a redwood exposed. If you engage your curiosity, what question comes to mind?
How old was the tree? How long has it been here? What made the tree tip? Where is the trunk? How tall was it? In a matter of minutes, you can probably generate many questions. Naturalists call this “teachable moments”. In organizations we call this great leadership. Hiking through redwoods your questions come from a place of spontaneous curiosity. As leaders we need to have “planful curiosity”. [Read more…]