Saturday, August 14, 2010

I am often called to follow, less often to lead.

I'm cool with that. Leadership is something best given to those who do not seek to lead. When one seeks to lead they often have no real clue as to what is needed of the leader and operate from preconceived notions that are most often forced upon them by others. The greatest leaders have always seen a need and truly had the talent and tools to lead. They often have no idea of being the leader, just see the need, then are pushed into the position of leader by circumstances beyond their control. They find they are capable of bearing the load and can wear the mantle of leadership well. Look at our representation in Washington. They are the perfect example of people who do not have the talent and seek to lead. They are capable salespeople who could sell a Frigidaire to an Eskimo on an ice flow. And they never ask if they should. The math still gives the country till 2043, but I really wonder now. With our current leadership it seems to me I am in a basket heading south (way south, not to the pole, the other south) Figure it out if you can, if not, then enjoy the ride because you are right here with me.

Oh for leadership not lost ....


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GB Hoyt said...

Politics, or, how to market for the weak of mind and will, well I take that back, weak of mind or will. The logic makes sense if you think about it. 'Stupid' people with a strong will don't care about what a politician allows, and 'smart' people without a will are scared, and need someone to take care of them. As time progresses, I hear more 'I got this...' and less 'I need a new heart'.
perhaps Tourniquet was right and we are experiencing too much "Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance"