LXCouncil Philosophy and Tools
Plotinus, the third-century Roman philosopher, said that knowledge has three degrees: opinion, science and illumination. LXCouncil wants to be your first stop on your way to gaining facts, truths and principles.
LXCouncil takes this knowledge model and applies it to our peer council process so that you, as a leader, gain a higher level of experience that goes beyond the typical executive peer group model of just opinions.
Opinion is the first level of knowledge.You start with your initial, often biased opinion of your situation, issue, challenge, or opportunity. Then you listen to the feedback from your executive peer group to formulate a revised opinion and altered perspective.
Science is the next level where opinion and perspectives are put into practice in a way that fits your specific scenario. The Science level is the “how.” This level results from conversing with your peers on their actual experiences, not on philosophy, and putting those insights into action. Science is what produces results.
Illumination, finally, is the epiphany received of full understanding of the situation and outcome desired. It is the deep, intellectual place where learning is received.
Peruse our selection of best practices and other educational materials in LXCouncil University as well as our Proprietary Tools.