Great leadership focuses on action over position. Our greatest success comes as “exceeding expectations” becomes a way of life. This is a time of great accountability and consequences for our actions.
Great leadership focuses on action over position. Our greatest success comes as “exceeding expectations” becomes a way of life. This is a time of great accountability and consequences for our actions. No greater or lesser thing stands in our trail unprovoked. We must have the courage to face our jobs and accept responsibility for the variables that create our everyday conditions. We must solve our current problems without creating new ones. We must learn to relate to one another with respect and dignity. We must rely on the power inherent in the flow of great forces rather than on personal dominion over others. We must turn our focus toward nurturing rather than fighting, and toward supporting rather than destroying. Gentler forms cannot be held down. They are re-emerging like grass growing through concrete. Our most wonderful gifts must be brought forward as we lead others.
As leaders, we can no longer sit around tables with our mouths full of talk and our hands empty. We can no longer fail to respect each person for their talents and their differences. This book helps us see that all of life is to be be treated with the kind of respect one customarily accords to high ranking officials. We must see that life is a circle and everything in it has a sacred place.
We must again lift each other high and revere the ways of peacefulness, harmony, cooperation, and general prosperity. We must learn to understand with our hearts rather than our heads. We must come to value genuine courtesy, willingness to share, egalitarianism, acceptance of all lifestyles, optimism, and equal rights for all. We must stop our rationalizing about how unbalancing occurs, and focus on how the balance can again be achieved. We must learn that the recipient of our attention grows in profusion. We must learn to spend our total attention investing in the beauty and talent in all around us.
As leaders in our 21st Century businesses, we must have a respect so intense for others that it becomes open reverence. This respect extends to ALL. The key to the ninety-nine is in how we treat the ONE. How we treat the one is how we regard the ninety-nine. We must seek to liberate the best in others. We must “follow our own hearts” so that others will rise to great heights as well. Great leaders have a “doer attitude”. It is GO, not WHOA! It’s not fiddling around with blueprints and plans. It’s rolling up our sleeves and actually building the dream.
This happens when leadership listens, and others feel heard. In this place of listening, of respect, we all arrive at a deeper appreciation of each other and begin to share in the truth of our common circumstances. This kind of mutual respect and reverence infuses “oomph” into our jobs and our lives. The old style of leadership reveled in performance problems. The leader in our 21st Century businesses is a scout and a tracker capable of noticing WHAT IS WORKING and being very specific about GROWING IT!. We create ways to appreciate and acknowledge others. Our appreciation is sincere. We are excited and fired up with enthusiasm, which takes us farther than talent or skill. We praise freely, publically, and on the spot.
As leaders we have the courage and self-discipline to live by our inner truth. We know our own values and live by them impeccably…and do so openly so that others will emulate us. We endow others with HEART. We literally in-courage others by living with integrity. ”. We are givers, not “getters”. We deal in culture and a sense of community, not “organizational form”. We acknowledge and appreciate contributions, more than “evaluate and correct performance”. We establish a presence that makes our influence, guidance, and values felt throughout our facilities and Nation. We work with energy, heart, and spirit, rather than “effort”. Above all else, great leaders follows Spirit and lead as far as they can. Then, when they vanish, they leave a footprint and legacy of love.
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|Publisher||Mountain Movin' Medicine Publishers (May 25, 2018)|