Sensibilities are lenses that our leaders can develop in order to get a better “balcony view” of the situations in which they are leading and the people that they are working with.  Part of developing these sensibilities is knowing that it is an ongoing process of learning, reflecting and shifting awareness.  We don’t think of sensibilities as competencies because these are areas where leaders will always have blind spots and deeply ingrained assumptions that keep them from seeing the whole picture by themselves.