You Never Succeed By Being A Follower.
There are probably exceptions to this rule, but let’s be real. The exceptions are just that, exceptions.
Please don’t get me wrong, following is good. And safe. And mostly predictable.
And then there are the questions of when, where, what, how and why?
Whatever it is that is important, should be visualized and evaluated.
Then, there is that simple choice: Follow or lead.
And in my case, this took a lifetime.
jungle jeff Leadership 101 Tip:
“Leadership – Inspiring others by the courage of your own example”.
This is the essence of what I personally believe is the ultimate leadership definition.
Perhaps the best way to fully understand its meaning is to re-read it, think deeply about it, and ultimately, evaluate our own “daily examples”. This would lead us to a “personal leadership score”.
We would base our “score” on our daily leadership example. And our basis should be brutally honest.
It seems, to me, that on days where I don’t need much courage, I’m probably not a very good example. Hope today is a courage-filled day for all of us.