“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find your why.” – Mark Twain
In order for a boat/ship to sail, it must have a few necessary items: sail(s), mast(s), crew, oars, etc… The two things that it cannot go without are a rudder and a driver. Obviously, what you do not want to do is to just “float’. Now, there are those who just float their way through life but most of us like a destination. Having a destination usually means taking the lead or being lead. Either way, a leader is involved.
Have you ever taken the time to self-diagnose your leadership? How would you say your leadership style is built? Most of the time our style comes through trial and error, being thrown in the fire, or depending upon whom we have worked for or under. I believe in order to be a leader you have to want to make decisions. Some decisions are easy, some are hard. We have to convince others to follow and have mutual trust. Most of all, we lead by setting an example and serving.
Here is a great example of this week’s thought your you. It is a video clip from the move U-571. A great dialogue between Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey about a Captain’s decision and his ability to make the difficult decisions needed to be a captain.
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