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Only fools rush in

A master of insults and double-talk, William Shakespeare, wrote "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." Was he pulling from King Solomon's wisdom? Proverbs 12:15---Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. Even the King of Rock n' Roll sang "Wise men say -Only fools rush in".

How can we be wise in business? According to Walden University, wisdom in business management goes beyond meeting goals. Wise leaders have certain leadership skills that transcend the everyday requirements of a job, including their approach to decision-making. (Read more) The writer goes on to describe Leadership Development as a way to gain wisdom.

The Chattooga Chamber is working diligently to help develop strong leaders in the community, beginning with high school juniors and seniors. This month we will be graduating our third class of student leaders, and later in the year, our adult leadership class will graduate. That program has been in place since the Chamber was born in the late 80's. Many of our community leaders, business owners and residents have been through the Chamber's program.

I noticed in the Walden University article that communication is key. That is something I feel strongly about. It is not just about being transparent and making sure your message is received and understood. Listening is THE most important part of communication. We must give everyone a chance to speak.

Thoughts? A conversation with us can be a wise move to help start up or improve your business. 706.857.4033


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