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Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 07-08-2014
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 04:22 PM PDT
Soul Sustenance 07-08-2014
Wearing The Crown Of Servant Leadership Gracefully (Part 1)
It is commonly stated that perhaps those who are best suited to leadership power are those who never seek it. On the other hand, those who have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, find to their own surprise that they wear it well. This process starts as early as our school life, when we become monitors and prefects and are granted significant responsibilities. We learn leadership at a young age. The type of leadership skills we inculcate at that age are important.
Importantly, a good leader, starting at an early age, should inspire and not aspire. Personal aspirations that are regardless (irrelevant) to others always convert a humble and successful leader into a failed one. A good leader should influence, not control – controlling i.e. passing orders, policies, rules, goals, targets, reports, visions and changes to force team members to work the way they believe it should be done; failing to listen or only perfunctorily listening (listening with little interest); exhibiting the “Do as I say, not as I do” mentality and providing inadequate support. Negative thoughts, words, actions or inactions expressing emotions like:
* Why aren’t they performing better?
* What’s wrong with that person?
* Why don’t they know their job?
* They should know their job!
lead team members to believe that leaders disrespect them and do not care for them at all. It results in failure of an organization or the task in hand.
(To be continued tomorrow …)
Message for the day 07-08-2014
The one who has attention on the self is the one who constantly experiences progress.
Projection: Whenever I am faced with a situation, it is very easy to think and talk about others and their mistakes. I hardly have any time to look at and understand myself and my mistakes. I then continue to repeat the same mistakes again and again.
Solution: Whatever the kind of situations I am faced with, I need to remind myself that I am the one who is going to benefit by bringing about a change in myself. So with this thought I need to constantly continue to check myself and bring about a positive change in myself.
In Spiritual Service,Viewing:-180
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