The most powerful word in any language is "NO." This is the greatest verbal asset to leadership which reveals, asserts, and exposes one's principles. Many leaders could have been spared heartache, humiliation, and a tainted legacy if they would have used it.
Trust is a bridge that your integrity builds for people to give you access to influence them.
When we as leaders leave this world, the greatest memory should not be the eulogy spoken at our funeral or the epitaph inscribed on our tombstone. Rather, it should be the lives that continue to speak and produce what we started.
I'm finding that maturity in leadership is a component of success that too often we never diagnose. The knee jerk reaction when there is a problem with leaders is putting their policies under the microscope and using them (policies) for the forensic evidence of the political error. Through investigation I am seeing that position does … Continue reading Maturity in Leadership Goes Hand in Hand Like Two People in Marriage
What is Political Correctness? It is a form of tyranny that attempts to silence all voices of opposition to one's ideas, opinions, and forms of expression. It is the enemy of free speech. It is the brainchild of a selfish power hungry few to protect themselves from values, absolute truth, and being confronted by truth. Political Correctness … Continue reading A Dictator called Political Correctness!
Insecure leaders NEED a title to feel validated as a leader.
If you had to choose: would you prefer a good driver with a bad car, or a good car with a bad driver? A good leader in a bad system, or a good system with a bad leader? The good driver can keep a bad car from being dangerous to others, while a bad driver … Continue reading Quality of Leadership vs Quality of System
Lead by not pushing downward but by pulling up. Motivate by example. If you expect citizens to work hard – work harder as a leader.
Vision inspires but discipline will get you there. Another word for discipline is self-governing which is the ability to control or rule over oneself. If I govern myself, I will be able to lead others. If I don't self-govern then I will control people instead of leading people. Personal governance has the uncanny ability … Continue reading The Power of Self-Governing in Leadership
The quality of individuals, not policies, is the starting point for a vision to become a reality.