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Leadership, what is it? First look back, yes go ahead look behind you, is there anyone following you? If so- then you are a leader. There are good leaders and bad ones.
A good leader leads by example, a good example. This is purely my opinion but a good leader is responsible, and they themselves realize that every, no I mean Every thing they do has consequences. There are no do-overs no, "Oopsies, Let me go again."
They know that good actions generally, or at least eventually produce good results. They know it's never "okay" to take something that doesn't belong to them. It's not ok to keep the extra change the clerk gives you. It's never ok to 'fudge a report' or cheat on their taxes.
If stealing and cheating is wrong, it's also wrong to lie or disrespect others; to file a false report or to tell a hurtful joke.
Just as J.C. Penney and and Leonard L.L. Bean decided that the Golden Rule was the best way to conduct business; the idea that integrity is not a 99% thing it's a 100% 365 day a week plan for good leadership.
Doing unto others as we would have them do unto us or our loved ones is the best credo for a good leader. It doesn't matter what your 'religion' or your belief-system you'll find it as a basic tenet throughout history. When people lead like that they lead to a good future for all the followers. Because a person's followers are the ones who justify what the leader's life eventually adds up to- The Legacy.
A good leader
~promotes good communication both horizontally and vertically in the organisation.
~realizes each follower is unique with different needs and different learning curves.
~Always looks for their own replacement.
When I took a leadership course there was list after list of things a leader needs to know or what they need to do and how, but I'm boiling it all down to these three,
Because to communication, realization, and promotion are the ones I want to concentrate on.
Today we seem to be concentrating on instant forms of staying in touch, a thumb-language that shortens even the spelling and is not real communication but a mere transmission of transitory thought. There doesn't seem to be the meeting of the minds and true exchange of ideas allowed in normal discourse on a cellphone for instance.
Instead, a more effective method of communication between followers and leaders with followers, would have to be face to face in a physical space they all share. Why? I believe communication is just as non-verbal as it is verbal. Even without training we all interpret body-language viscerally. We instinctively know if someone is keeping something to themselves, we know if we are getting the whole and complete story. We do that by watching as the other speaks and watch as they listen.
When the followers are watching the leader, the Leader is watching the followers and if the leader really desires to have full victory and fruition of the goal, then the Leader must make sure each member of the organisation gains their full potential also. This means that each follower must be carefully nurtured in all of their own strengths and weaknesses to their own goals to help them excel to also help the group to flourish.
Whether the followers were chosen or chose themselves, the leader needs to honestly and properly assess the needs of each of his/her charges. [I'm not playing gender games here I'm using He to cover any leader]. Assuming a good leader has the followers with the potential for bringing the company, country, or whatever the group to the best result, He should be without pre-judging opinions to see exactly how to achieve the best to and from follower individually and fully.
For any group to be ultimately successful it must be able to survive the loss of the leader, because the group is not the leader. We have all seen the results of not providing for the future; often chaos and not always the best leader for the group will inherit. before the Leader gives up the position he needs to make sure his replacement is properly trained and recognized by the group to be the new leader
"You can't save the world if you can't pay the rent."
- Morton Blackwell
A Leader needs to be morally responsible and fiscally reliable.
Why is good leadership, not stressed anymore?
"As long as people will accept crap, it will be
financially profitable to dispense it."
-- Dick Cavett
As for me I'm still working on my health, I'm eating a diet of locally grown whole fresh foods, purified water and, I'm taking :CellPower™ to cover the basics, also
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-----THE GARDEN GNOME
~~~jokes and inspirations~~~
What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one
nuisance for another nuisance.
-- Havelock Ellis
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at
does not imply that all who are laughed at are
geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at
Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But
they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
-- Carl Sagan
Reading this book is like waiting for the first
shoe to drop.
-- Ralph Novak
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness;
there is also the success of others.
-- Jules Renard
There's no point in being grown up if you can't
be childish sometimes.
-- Doctor Who
War is a series of catastrophes that results in a
-- Georges Clemenceau
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no
remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
Some have been thought brave because they were
afraid to run away.
-- Thomas Fuller
The opposite of a correct statement is a false
statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may
well be another profound truth.
-- Niels Bohr
There's a fine line between fishing and just
standing on the shore like an idiot.
-- Steven Wright
There are many who dare not kill themselves for
fear of what the neighbors will say.
-- Cyril Connolly
The best minds are not in government. If any
were, business would hire them away.
-- Ronald Reagan
If the world should blow itself up, the last
audible voice would be that of an expert saying it
can't be done.
-- Peter Ustinov
Invention is the mother of necessity.
-- Thorstein Veblen
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical
belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
-- H. L. Mencken
There are two kinds of light--the glow that
illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
-- James Thurber
I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn
them at least five years.
-- Samuel Goldwyn
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further
-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only
truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and
austere, like that of sculpture.
-- Bertrand Russell
Funny facts & figures
~Swiss steak, chop suey and Russian dressing all originated in the US.
~There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the whole earth.
~Forty percent of all peple who come to your party snoop in your medicine chest.
~refried beans are well-fried not fried twce.
~you are more likely to be a target f mosquitoes if you eat bananas.
~White eggs come from chickens with white feathers,
Brown eggs come from chickens with brown feathers, and bluish/green ones from Aracauna chickens, but they are all just as healthy.
~Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
~A "jiffy" is a unit of time from 1/50th to 1/100th od a second, so if you say, "I'll be there ion a jiffy", you'd better be prepared to be fast.
~Fried chicken is the most popular meal ordered in a sit-down restaurant in the US.
What it Means, "Really"
"It's really a good movie," REALLY MEANS, "It's got guns, knives, fast cars, and good looking women."
"You know how bad my memory is," REALLY MEANS, "I remember the words to the theme song of "F Troop", the address of the first girl I kissed, the Vehicle Identification Number of every car I've ever owned, but I forgot your birthday."
"Oh, don't fuss. I just cut myself. It's no big deal," REALLY MEANS, "I have actually severed a limb, but will bleed to death before I admit I'm hurt."
"I do help around the house," REALLY MEANS, "I once threw a dirty towel near the laundry basket."
"What did I do this time?" REALLY MEANS, "What did you catch me doing?"
"She's one of the rabid feminists," REALLY MEANS, "She refused to make my coffee."
"I heard you," REALLY MEANS, "I haven't the foggiest clue what you just said, and am hoping desperately that I can fake it well enough so that you don't spend the next 3 days yelling at me."
"You really look terrific in that outfit," REALLY MEANS, "Please don't try on another outfit. I'm starving."
"I missed you," REALLY MEANS, "I can't find my sock drawer, the kids are hungry and we are out of toilet paper."
"I'm not lost. I know exactly where we are," REALLY MEANS, "No one will ever see us alive again."
"We share the housework," REALLY MEANS, "I make the messes. She cleans them up."
"I don't need to read the instructions," REALLY MEANS, "I am perfectly capable of messing it up without printed help."
Have a wonderfully healthy day and may you be led into green pastures and followed by Goodness and Mercy all of your life.