Leadership is Similar to Sudoku

I love doing sudoku, particularly the tough ones. I love seeing the patterns of numbers emerge from nothing, and logic slowly dawning.

Sudoku has simple rules; the numbers 1-9 in each of the 9 boxes, numbers 1-9, horizontally, vertically, and at times, diagonally.

Every few months, tougher sudoku become possible as I learn new patterns of thought and analysis. I love the experience of being completely absorbed in the puzzle. I don’t emphasize my failure to resolve a particular puzzle. I use success as an indicator of my internal ease.

Leading is similar to sudoku.

Leading is like sudoku: it's a discipline that uses simple rules to create infinite possibilities when applied to your everyday complex situations. Click To TweetWhat leaders bring to every situation is their wisdom, experience, judgement, knowledge and intuition. They use tenacity and curiosity when things don’t work out. They try fresh approaches to get through tough times. They look for patterns, they read people and relationships. They use vision, direction, expectations and results as their guides.

Are you making leading more complicated than it is?

Leading is discipline with simple rules to create infinite possibilities when applied to your everyday complex situations. Just like sudoku, leading has simple rules.

Work with me to learn what your ‘rules’ are.

© Diana Jones

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