Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Leadership




My snack tonight - 1 scoop PB Progenex, 2 egg whites + 1 slice turkey, 1 bag kettle corn. YUM - was delicious and filling



Yay! The figs are back! I love fresh figs...amazing in salads and with prosciutto wrapped around them too!!!

So annoyed by the "minus" in front of the "0". WHY???!

Being a leader falls into the category of things that sound great but in reality are very challenging. Leadership is a lonely place and often one that requires some of the hardest decisions. The allure of leading people and all of the quotes and books about amazing leaders...that's all the romantic side. The often "ugly" side is the one that truly reflects true leadership.

Leaders eat last - literally and figuratively. A leaders' team should always be well fed and taken care of before he/she gets in line. That also means that they will sacrifice for the sake of the team and what needs to happen. Leadership is also as much about being vulnerable and honest as it is about being strong and courageous. It is humility in the face of pride. It means making the hardest decision that is least popular but doing it because it is the right one and only one for the team. Leadership is being alone. It can mean being misunderstood.

But...it is worth it.

Writing this blog as a leader in our community has been at times uncomfortable and challenging. Being vulnerable and open has been paramount because it is so important to share in the human experience. We all struggle and not a single one of us is perfect. 

Every one of us is a leader in our lives in some capacity or role. I invite you to remember to inspire by the true attributes of leadership, not just the easy ones.

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