“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”-Bill Gates
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Time moves never changing-never ceasing to exist. It is never how much time you have or whether it was enough or not. The quality versus quantity is the dilemma. In a nutshell, how you spend it is what matters most. This blog will deal with issues we face as leaders, leading while not being seen, the call to lead, and so much more. The more you expect, the more we want to surprise you. This will be as much a journey for you as it will be for us!
A Leader by definition is, the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. Very fancy if I do say so myself. However, if I may, let us pick apart this definition.
The person who Leads, that’s self-explanatory. That is the person whose face is on the bill boards, and headliner of every event. BOOM!
Next section ~ Commands a group, organization, or country. That word command is heavy. Yeah you can talk and lead, but to command? This would mean I would have to respect you, value your opinion, and most of all TRUST you. I know you might think I jumped ahead but it will make sense, just wait on it. A man who comes to power is not just your average joe off the street. As a basis, he would have to have charisma and at least some form of a following.
I do not follow people just to follow them, you would have to have a cause for me to believe in and I must feel the passion of what you preach or teach. However, my respect can be born from that passion—out of respect, comes the value. I can feel the verbal weight of your words and how you wish to change the world. Thus, from here on out, everything you say has value and purpose in my life. From the smallest “I care” to the largest “We can,” everything has value. From this value I place my undying trust in you. I see where you can go and what you can do, and I
trust you to never lead me down the wrong path. I blindly put my faith in you and although I may ask a question here or there out of curiosity, ultimately, I believe in you.
This, my friend, occurs on the journey of “The Leader.” You must lead when you do not feel like leading and must always be careful of what you say as it could catastrophically devastate someone or give the best gift anyone could ever dream of getting—Hope. Hope changes nations and conquers governments. It creates new loves and destroy old archetypes. Although, the journey of a leader can be difficult, it is a beautiful blessing set in the arena of time that needs hope more than ever.
Thank you for your time and always remember to…
Stay Focused, Stay Faithful, Stay Free.