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A Little Festive Season Wisdom

If you’re unfamiliar, the ‘Wisdom Wheel’ is a holistic model which provides a framework for individual development and growth. The model has four interconnecting clusters of competence and intelligences critical for wisdom and balance.


Looking back over the year, we’ve been able to implement our Wisdom Wheel in many ways – from our maiden Extend Experiential Leadership Program to maximising opportunities and potential in the clients we’ve helped this year.

The Wisdom Wheel is about finding balance between the pillars of Emotional Wisdom (EQ), Spiritual Wisdom (SQ), Physical Wisdom (PQ), and Technical Wisdom (TQ).

It is a unique approach to personal and leadership development helping people to develop behaviours, mindset and skills needed to succeed as leaders and well-rounded individuals.

See the following link for more info on our Extend leadership program.

EQ is the ability to understand, express and manage our own and other’s emotions; SQ is the ability to have and follow a clear vision and purpose while demonstrating wisdom and compassion; PQ is having sound physical and mental wellbeing while being equipped to respond to stress, emotions and opportunities; and TQ is the ability to acquire the skills and knowledge to get the work done.

Companies that embrace the Wisdom Wheel approach identify their strengths and areas to improve, helping them understand how these four pillars interplay and why they’re all important.

Our September Experiential Leadership Adventure in southern Queensland’s Lamington National Park, part of the Extend Experiential Leadership Program, incorporated all the elements of the Wisdom Wheel. You can catch some of the highlights on video here.

The adventure gave leaders space to have lightbulb moments and unlock their leadership aspirations and potential through self-discovery and resilience.

They realised the value in letting go and showing vulnerability while recognising their strengths, overcoming challenges while collaborating as a team.

As you look back over the year, take some time to reflect on questions in the Wisdom Wheel below to see how you have incorporated the four areas in your own work life.

Keogh recommends finding a quiet spot to reflect on your thoughts to gain insights into how you’ve grown and approached the goals you set out to achieve this year.

As we do at Keogh, reflect on the past year and move into a new year filled with fresh possibilities.

Take a moment to think about what you want to achieve going into 2023. Every year ahead presents an opportunity for a fresh start and new goals.

However you wish to celebrate the holiday season, we hope your break is filled with joy, love, reflection and happiness. On behalf of the team at Keogh, I wish you happy holidays and a restful break as we head into 2023!

Yours in wisdom,

Margit Mansfield, CEO