One of the great discoveries about participating in leadership is that “it’s not about you any more.” You can focus your energies, efforts and expertise on that vast population of … others!
…leadership is about building willing followership for a cause, an idea or a course of action
It’s because leadership is about building willing followership for a cause, an idea or a course of action. Therefore, you get the opportunity, privilege and responsibility to focus on matters “larger” than self. Therein will be the difference you make and the legacy you leave. Enjoy!
In Other Words…
“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” ― Adlai E. Stevenson II
“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” ― Lao Tzu
“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”― Peter F. Drucker
In The Word…
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. – Luke 6:31