Thinking about a time where someone I respect engaged in leadership isn’t that obvious because I feel like I still don’t know how to define leadership well. My current business partner/mentor seems to do leadership actions. My grandfather was a leader in his business, without recalling an exact situation I know that he would put himself in danger to protect another. I also think my current business partner would do the same.
Now that I am to describe a time I have led I am really lost. I think of the times I have talked to co-workers, or business partners and brought up the importance of what we were working on at the time.
I do think leadership is a choice.
This last part of the exercise makes things a little clearer for me.
Leadership is about making change. A change that might not work. If you do the work alone, you’re an artist. if you get other people to do it with you, you’re a leader. Going forward, then, what is the change you’re trying to make?
I guess every time I have made a somewhat grand suggestion for one of my clients I have been trying to lead them into something that I think will work, but may fail. I think one of the shortcomings I have needed to face is that I have not always made that clear. However, often with the things, I try to achieve when they fail it is typically not that bad and works out nearly all the time, but when they succeed, I have seen amazing things happen for people. I just never thought of it as leadership
There was a time limit on this and I have just hit it.
I’ve been writing journals on and off my whole life. I’ve been doing nearly the same online with my blog and this time things are coming along nicely as I’m finding old posts and working on adding new ones.
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