“Hell No! You can’t!” . . . “Yes, we can.”


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My friend P. Griffith Lindell way back in 2007 left this comment to one of my posts:

Leaders learn that it is easy to “think like a loser” when leaders get all caught-up in themselves.

Why we do what we do says more about our character than what we do. Our motivations are often hidden, sometimes even from us.

Leadership that is self-centered is limiting. In Success Built to Last, the authors suggest that leadership that succeeds over time is attributable to the strength of the cause they pursue: “Enduringly successful people serve the cause–and they are lifted up by its power.”

John Kotter observed in his article What Leaders Really Do, “Well-led businesses tend to recognize and reward people who successfully develop leaders.”

Now there’s a cause. Find and control the motivations that are just about you. Feed and nurture the motivations that are about developing your team.
Leading is about others.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jim Smith
YCHANGE International
Jim Smith mentors entrepreneurial start-ups and counsels small to mid sized companies that are looking to expand or are under performing or under capitalized.



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