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  • Love your description of all the things curiosity is Wendy. It is amazing how quickly you can turn the heavy feelings of frustration and stuckness into playfulness.

    January 30, 2013
    • Thanks, Susan! You are so right. The moment I get curious is the moment I encounter the unexpected. Everything shifts. My preconceived notions slip away.

      January 30, 2013
  • Nice angle on the benefits of incorporating curiosity into leadership. If a leader or manager hasn’t taken this approach before, there are some meaningful benefits to trying it. It’s another example of some of the simple things people can continue to develop as leaders. I shared this on our Twitter and Facebook page. :)

    January 30, 2013
    • Appreciate your shares, Scott. Simple and effective, yet so often overlooked.

      January 30, 2013
  • Just saw @rictownsend’s tweet about this post, Wendy. Happy to be introduced to your work!

    Curiosity is a common denominator in the professional theatre, which is my world. And it is my favorite word.

    January 30, 2013
    • Hi Ann. Smiling here. So glad to be introduced to you. I just read your profile on your website. Sounds like you are doing some wonderful work at Theatrical Intelligence. Curiosity has taken me far in life and on some wonderful adventures — both internal and external. Perhaps it is the same for you?

      January 30, 2013
  • Tom Ryan (@tryan2thomas)

    Wendy, great piece on a key aspect of leadership. Curiosity asks questions, communicates and shows interest in learning more, which is the highest compliment you can pay anyone.

    January 31, 2013
    • So true, Tom. As a leader, I bet your curiosity has taken you far and to unexpected places.

      January 31, 2013
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    February 04, 2013
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