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Dr. Foster Mobley // Quotables, Wisdom Leading

Q: What could you benefit from getting your hands on? Every great doctor should be skilled with their hands. Certainly, surgeons spend plenty of time diagnosing, strategizing, and researching the best course of treatment. But, if surgery is required they'll have to rely on the skill of their hands too. Depending on their professional position, some doctors move more towards decision-making than actual patient interaction. But does this mean they are hands-off with their cases? Even if they aren't to hold a scalpel, great doctors are hands-on with their cases. They may have a team supporting them but their hands will know the work. As leaders we should work with the four elements of the Head, Heart, Hands, and Spirit. While it's good not to micromanage, to be hands-off can be detrimental. Getting in and doing work with our teams in a hands-on way can help connect our work with the Spirit of why we do it.

Q: What could you benefit from getting your hands on?

Every great doctor should be skilled with their hands. Certainly, surgeons spend plenty of time diagnosing, strategizing, and researching the best course of treatment. But, if surgery is required they'll have to rely on the skill of their hands too.

Depending on their professional position, some doctors move more towards decision-making than actual patient interaction.  But does this mean they are hands-off with their cases?  Even if they aren't to hold a scalpel, great doctors are hands-on with their cases.  They may have a team supporting them but their hands will know the work.

As leaders we should work with the four elements of the Head, Heart, Hands, and Spirit.  While it's good not to micromanage, to be hands-off can be detrimental.  Getting in and doing work with our teams in a hands-on way can help connect our work with the Spirit of why we do it.

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Trusted advisor and coach to admired executives globally for 3 decades, Thought leader on wisdom-based approaches to breakthrough leading, "Lead Coach" for Deloitte's experienced and high potential leader development, Team performance advisor to two NCAA championship teams