"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me" - Psalm 16:7.
Leaders make decisions using not only their heads but also their hearts. For this to happen, however, leaders must develop their heart life and then pay attention to what their heart is telling them. When done effectively, their heart actually becomes the place where God can speak to guide them through their desires, wishes, intuition, compassion, empathy, and stored memory of experiences—both good and not-so-good. This process can go on both day and night and is not restricted by sleep or recreation. Then the heart can actually educate the mind to teach it how to think and not work alone, which makes any leader more effective and creative.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Today you will make a journey into your heart. First, read Psalm 37:3-4. Then take out your leadership journal and write down the desires of your heart for your business, family, and ministry. Don't try to figure out how any of it will happen, just listen to your heart. Once you have those things written down, examine them for patterns or trends and then set some goals to act on your heart's desires, having faith God is counseling and directing you through them.