The thought for today is LEADERSHIP. You are ALWAYS leading. You are either leading yourself through your thoughts and actions, leading a family through parenting, a charitable organization through volunteer work or as a manager/supervisor in a corporate environment. Make no mistake you are always leading in one way or another. So are you leading by cultivating engagement and vulnerability or through shame and fear?
As you lead your own path or model a path for others, it is essential to take stock of your internal dialogue. Do criticize yourself for not performing perfectly? Do you bullying yourself for making mistakes or being fearful? Do you belittle yourself because of things you did not accomplish?
Leadership, as in all the qualities shared in the past few weeks, begins with you. Having language awareness, shining light on the dark corners and engaging with your own inner leader.
Today practice compassionate leadership with yourself by expressing, integrity, courage , wisdom and vision that is meant for the highest good of all concerned. Compassionate leadership will change the world!
Think About It
If you are a “born leader”, what example are your sharing?
Choose a place in your life where you can set an example of integrity, courage or wisdom. Do it and write down the results.
Major Do: Be willing to dare greatly and facilitate honest conversation with yourself and others.
Major Don’t: Don’t be afraid to engage in honest feedback.
Words to Live by:
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzo
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