Leadership Starts with Why

Our current post theme is leadership.  My view of good leadership is identifying with someone that I want to follow.  Why?

My views of the current levels of leadership is that it is weak, selfish, manipulative, bullish and self centered.  I am independent enough not to follow.

So – why do I follow?

What makes a good leader?  I believe that it is the ability of the “someone” to communicate their dream.  The followers then connect with the dream and follow – not because the leader is great but because they want to.  They follow because of the dream within them.

Here is a video from TED that talks about this:

Gary

About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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