Archive for April2012

Leadership That Matters, Part 7

There will come a time when you need your charges to dig deep, to exert themselves in a way you can’t compensate. In a quid pro quo existence, when you really challenge your followers, if you can’t reward them now, you will have to pay them later.

Leadership That Matters, Part 6

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It is all very much contextual as to what is and isn’t valuable and sacrificial when it comes to the actions we consider altruistic.

Leadership That Matters, Part 5

Only the winner wins; second place is the “first loser”.

Leadership That Matters, Part 4

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What is good for the team is good for us as individuals. Alone, we may survive, but as a unit, we survive and lessen the effort on us all through cooperation.

Leadership That Matters, Part 3

We are all interconnected, and by that very reason, we stand to benefit by practicing more understanding behavior toward others. What benefits all of us, benefits every one of us.

Leadership That Matters, Part 2

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Leadership implies that we have something that others don’t have. We can use it for good. Or we can use it to our own advantage. And in that, it requires a choice.

Leadership That Matters, Part 1

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We talk about the “supreme sacrifice” and wear shirts that say, “We fight what you fear.” We tell people that our bond is based on “brotherhood’. These are all words that suggest a higher calling.

Perfect Alignment

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Deep down inside, we might say to ourselves, “That could never happen here.” Or we feel it coming up and we suppress it, because we know, if we were ever to actually verbalize that, it WOULD happen.

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What we see today, might be gone tomorrow. What we can touch and hold right now may be a memory moments later.