Thursday, January 17, 2008

Welcome!

I am a leader.

In it's base form, leadership is a learned ability. This idea runs contrary to many pundits who believe leaders are "born" and not "made." I have experienced and learned much about leadership and hope to share a bit of this learning with my readers. Additionally, I hope to generate some discussion on this and other topics so that we can learn together. The synergy that we can create here has enormous possibilities.

Sounds a little expansive for a blog, eh? If it does...good! You're paying attention!

There is a distinct difference between leadership and management. You manage "things" but you must lead "people." This distinction is elegant in its simplicity. To be effective when given charge of others, you cannot treat people like "things" to be manipulated or turned on and off. Leaders create trust and respect. They practice The Golden Rule: Treat others as you would have them treat you. Simple, but effective.

Leadership is more responsible than management. It requires humility and a desire to serve. It requires the ability to find the fault in yourself first, instead of blaming others. Leadership creates cohesive organizations. Leadership creates responsible lives.

So check back often and read a post, look at the pics, join a discussion, and have some fun. I can't wait!

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