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One lesson reinforced over the past two years has been the necessity of good leadership. Without it, struggling staff will continue to struggle, sense of belonging will falter and staff retention will suffer and absences rise.

West Point tutors their cadets in poetry to instil the principles of ethical, insightful, far-sighted decision-making. To help them respond to changing, chaotic events in a practical, moral and far-sighted manner.

Do you have a Trust Gap? Do your clients and customers have the same perspective on your actions as your board and executives.

Developing strategy and leadership through poetry can help you address the trust gap, by developing new and different insights in your decision-makers. Working through poetry opens up new avenues of investigation and analysis which can shift perspectives and give new nuance to situations.

The improvements in understanding which poetry bring give valuable new perspectives on difficult issues, improve communication, empathy and analytical skills.

They strengthen the ability to proceed in the face of uncertainty and to adapt to foreign and unforeseen circumstances. Poetry makes better leaders – better leadership and better performance.