"Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power" - Proverbs 8:14.
The personification of wisdom is speaking in this verse and claims to bring four benefits from its application: counsel, sound judgment, insight, and power. Leaders need all four of these helpers as they lead their organizations or families. The one that is perhaps most common and coveted among leaders is power, which of course can be used to help or harm. Wisdom is a combination of knowledge, experience, and God's presence. The 'power' from wisdom is always beneficial, and derives from a leader's ability to sort through various unknown options to choose the one that most benefits the people and his or her organization.
LEADERSHIP STEP: It is thought among some modern authors that a person can become an expert in anything if they apply themselves and invest 10,000 hours in that particular practice. This author's choice was to put the hours into the development of the purpose message and today he is known fly some or his purpose wisdom. Your step today is to identify an area in which you are willing to invest the hours to become a source of wisdom. Then determine what you can do in those hours to make you wise and then how you will disseminate your wisdom once you have it.