Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Leadership Re-Booted 2015

Leadership training may sound uneventful. Who would want to attend one of 'those' events other than enjoying nice buffet meals and spectacular coffee-breaks? 

Being assigned a leader can be overwhelming. Why the big fuss over leading others? After all, I may have been a class-monitor, school-prefect, student-counsillor, or class-President in school.

Who wants to be leader, anyway?

Yet, leaders are much anticipated for their decisions, clarity, confidence, and commitment. Leaders - lead. We look to leaders for instruction, guidance, direction, and a sense of purpose. The future has more premise and promise when leaders abound. As followers, we direct our actions through those of the leaders.

We can be a leader in these areas of preference and competencies: thinking/thought, business (vision and strategy), people, and personal. We have choices. We need to help others create choices for themselves. We have to be mindful and considerate of others, their fears, hopes, desires, doubts, anxieties, dreams and aspirations. It is so easy to allow ourselves to be clouded and occluded by fancy thoughts, wild ideas, and idealism.  

In this new year, we will review much about what we think we know about leadership, and innovate it. We will consider different ways to apply our leadership, with purpose, positive intent, to achieve our personal and collective goals.

The journey will be turbulent, so brace on, saddle up, and enjoy the ride!

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