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Thursday, December 3, 2009
When the best leader's work is done, the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu
Whether in the business world, in our community activities - such as schools or religious groups, or in our families, there are times when each of us takes on a role as leader.
Do you ever feel that there is no recognition for your leadership qualities? If so, that may be a good thing and a great compliment. Consider today's two quotes and contemplate how much more we accomplish, and how much less resistance we create, when we gently guide a group consensus rather than demanding that everybody do things our way.
*** Book of the day: Learning to Dance in the Rain
Further reading: LtG. Hal Moore: When we step on the battlefield, I will be The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
John Quincy Adams: If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader
Martin Luther King, Jr. - A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Nelson Mandela: There is no passion to be found playing small