Release the Leader Within

by | Aug 16, 2016 | Leadership | 2 comments

ook around, the evidence is everywhere: Leadership is not a priority for us.

How can you tell? Anywhere you see people …

  • Demotivated and without purpose or direction
  • Defeated, discouraged and disengaged
  • Expending energies on stuff that has no discernible, meaningful outcome
  • Embracing the convenience of division and avoiding the challenge of discourse
  • Avoiding accountability and exhortation
  • Not investing their talents and gifts to create, build, serve or strengthen
  • Lacking courage, confidence and inspiration from
    • Too much criticism of who they are not,
    • Too little celebration of who they are, and
    • No calling to be who they can be

… it’s all evidence of a lack of leadership—because that’s what leadership changes. Leadership is not a priority for us, but it should be.

It can be.

I’m convinced most of us don’t recognize our own leadership opportunity. I’m equally convinced most of us aren’t aware of our own leadership potential. Combined, these leave us stumbling along in the grind, surviving; doing what comes natural and hoping for the best.

I’m convinced most of us don’t recognize our own leadership opportunity. I’m equally convinced most of us aren’t aware of our own leadership potential.

“And Your Point Is…?”

It’s not supposed to be this way. We all know it, in the back of our minds. But often we’re not sure of what to do about it; how to make it like it’s supposed to be.

Each of us has opportunities to lead. Some will be more prominent and visible, while others will be smaller in scope and not as obvious.

So What?

“Why is leadership not a priority?” is a really good question, along with another, equally good question: “How does that impact me?”

You can do something about it, and you are the only one who can make leadership a priority in your life. Until you do, you’ll never be the leader you can be. And the lives of the people in your circle of influence will be worse off because of it.

So … are the things holding you back really more important than that? If not, then let’s get started.

The Big Picture

We’ll discuss how to get started in future posts. For now, I leave you with this thought: It can be done. And if we want our homes, towns, schools, businesses and the organizations we serve in to flourish and truly make a difference, then it must be done.

C’mon … Release the leader within you.

Let’s talk about it—I look forward to the dialogue.

You are the only one who can make leadership a priority in your life. Until you do, you’ll never be the leader you can be.

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