Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance man: an accomplished scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and writer. As a leader, an entrepreneur, a boss, we can learn a lot from the Principles of Leonardo Da Vinci:
1-Curiosita – You need an insatiable curiosity for life.
Great minds have one characteristic in common: they continuously ask questions throughout their lives.
2-Dimostrazione– A commitment to test knowledge through experience.
Wisdom comes from experience and the principle of Dimostrazione helps you get the most out of your experience
3-Sensazione– The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience.
According to Da Vinci, we can best practice Dimostrazione through our senses, particularly sight.
4-Sfumato- A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.
An essential characteristic of Da Vinci’s genius is his ability to handle a sense of mystery.
5-Arte/Scienza– The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination (“whole-brain thinking”).
The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination”. This is thinking with the “whole brain”.
6-Corporalita- The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness, and poise.
Corporalità is “the cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise”. Leonardo had amazing physical ability that complemented his genius in science and arts.
7-Connessione – A recognition and appreciation for the connectedness of all things and phenomena; “systems thinking.”
In other words, is systems thinking. One main source of Leonardo’s creativity is his ability to form new patterns through connections and combinations of different elements.
Genius is made, not born. Leadership is cultivated, not positioned.
We are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity.
We can uncover our own hidden abilities, sharpen our senses, and liberate our unique intelligence—by following the principles of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Source Material “How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci” by Michael Gelb
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