So Are You Leading or Not?

Leadership, leadership, leadership.  That is all everyone seems to be talking about these days.  It seems to become a point of discussion in almost any subject we engage in.

If you turn on SportsCenter you might hear about Tom Brady, Kevin Durant, or Kobe Bryant’s leadership.

If you turn on any national news station you will hear about the leadership or lack there of, for the Republican canidate hopefuls or President Obama.

If you look in your social media streams you will see someone sharing a leadership quote or recommending a leadership book.  In fact, that is what I am doing right now.  I am using my blog to discuss the topic of leadership with you.  I also post a daily sucess quote on my Facebook status each day.

Everyone seems to be talking about leadership, many people are writing about leadership, and everyone seems to want to be a better leader.

Leadership expert and author John Maxwell has written countless leadership books and has sold over 19 million copies of his books.  This should be a good indicator of people’s desire to learn more about becoming better leaders.

It doesn’t matter how many leadership books youhave read, how much leadership intellect you have or if you have obtained an awesome leadership role.  If any of the following 3 statements about leadership are true about you, then you are not really leading.

If your actions don’t inspire those around you to be more, do more and believe in themselves more; you are not leading.

If you are more focused on how you’re percieved than how you are developing others and helping those around you win; you’re not leading.

If you are unwilling to change or lead from the “my way or the highway” standpoint; you are not leading.  That is called dictating.

Delusive leadership gets delusive results.  If you truly want to be a great leader, you need to keep it real, care about your people, and help others win.  The end result will be better team members, a better organization, and an overall better product for the customer.

If you really want to get a picture of how a true leader should act, I would suggest watching Mel Gibson’s character in the movie Braveheart.  That character inspired the whole country of Scotland to stand up for it’s freedom against the tyrany of England’s rule.  I not saying you should get a giant sword and start running around the countryside killing everyone who comes by your path, but his ability to inspire people was amazing.  People just wanted to follow him.  Those men would have run off the cliff of a mountain if he asked them to.

I challenge us all to really look closely at how we lead others and be honest with ourselves as to whether we are really leading or not.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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