It is not without hope. The truth, of course, is that judgment requires all three at once: talent, experience and natural gifts. And if it cannot be taught, it seems that it is always something that can be learned. It evolves slowly, with constant thought and experimentation. It`s the right perspective, not a set of principles, but an attitude. This is what the great philosopher Aristotle called a hexia, not so much a habit (as is often translated), but a “path of action.” It`s a way of running your business, as much style as substance, but then also substance. It surrounds and infiltrates the entire being of an agent. Part of learning judgment is learning that there is no formula or principles to determine it. The habits of a good judicial agent must be acquired, but never consolidated, always questionable, reappreciated and rethought. Part of the good sentence is the constant realization that no one`s judgment is ever good enough. There are always mistakes and it can always be improved. If you see the case as a problem and not as a project or a case, you can clearly recognize it.
Compromise, cost-benefit thinking, compromises that all allow the good not to be swallowed by the unattainable become second nature. Senseless rhetoric is revealed. One learns to be skeptical of stick phrases or excuses such as “a sign of weakness” or “always being aggressive” or reflexive action like the temptation to do so because the other side does. Be smart. Find out what drives you best to solve the problem. Leaders need a lot of qualities, but they all have good judgment. Those who have ambition, but who have no judgment, are short of money. Those who have charisma, but without judgment, lead their supporters in the wrong direction.
If you have passion, but you have no judgment, you are going down the wrong path. Those with training, but no judgment get up very early to do the wrong things. Happiness and factors beyond your control may determine your ultimate success, but good judgment will stack the cards in your favor. The verdict – the ability to combine personal qualities with relevant knowledge and experience to form opinions and make decisions – is, according to Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis (the authors of Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls), “the nucleus of exemplary leadership.” This allows for a solid choice if there is no clear, relevant data or an obvious path. To some extent, we are all capable of forming points of view and interpreting evidence. What we need, of course, is good judgment. Don`t be discouraged or discouraged by the small success you can probably achieve if you try to make life better. They would certainly not be able to create an earthly paradise in a single generation. Who could expect that? But if you make life less and less, you will have done it very well, and your life will have been worth it.
The property can be destroyed and the money may lose its purchasing power; but character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be necessary in all conditions. I have noticed that leaders who have good judgment are generally good listeners and good readers – able to hear what others mean, and therefore see patterns that others do not.