Wayfinding operates on what we call ‘sphere intelligence’. While two-dimensional ‘square intelligence’ dominates much of conventional leadership, inhabitants in the sphere’s world have a far greater ability to see the whole and obtain a well-rounded perspective.
The characteristics of sphere intelligence for wayfinding and leading include: recognition of multiple ways of knowing; roundedness and holism; appreciation of a process of unfolding and a cyclic approach, not just the linear; capacity to be with uncertainty, mystery and the unknown; attention to process; and understanding the relationships between things. The sphere is like a jewel with many facets and refractions of possibility, and an effective wayfinder will tap into multiple sources of knowledge and information.
Brainstorm all the things you orient to in your leadership. Is it mostly rationalistic methods or sphere intelligence? Experiment with sphere intelligence, using methods such as sensory perception, gut instinct, emotional awareness and observation, as cues.