Obama voters. Romney voters. Democrats. Republicans.
When do we simply become just “Americans” again?
In a world where politics is always in perpetual campaign mode, I think it’s time to get back to business.
- We have a major debt problem.
- We have government gridlock.
- We have sharp divides.
This is where leaders come in. Not just in the White House, but in your house. My house.
Our government is a reflection of our society. Yes, it’s divided. However, we have only ourselves to blame.
The acidic things I’ve seen written on social media channels about Obama and Romney are outrageous. When did we lose our civility?
We’re not hurting the candidates. We’re hurting ourselves.
Let’s seek healing and unity tonight,
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You can only lead if you’re going somewhere.
This may be the single most forgotten piece of the leadership puzzle. Many people give orders, manage people, provide training, etc., but what separates a leader from a manager is the act of going somewhere.
Where are you going?
If you don’t know, then chances are good that others don’t know either. People can always tell. If they don’t know where you’re going, they don’t know where they’ll be going if they follow. A major problem.
A road map isn’t required to lead successfully, but leaders must have a vision and openly share it.
It changes the whole game.
As I mentioned in my birthday post, my first and best memories are of going somewhere. There’s something about heading towards something new, fresh, exciting. A person feels different inside. There’s a purpose to one’s steps. Hope. Adventure. Excitement.
Give your team members a reason to stay…a reason to follow.
Have a great night,
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