April 24, 2015

Choosing to choose


Leading means being out front. Exhilarating and scary, self reliant and lonely – never exactly what it says on the packaging. Doesn’t matter if you’re employed or not, the queen of a mega corporation or the king of a garage, leadership is personal.

It’s about making choices you don’t have to make, when no one’s asking, because you believe.

The first step is choosing to choose, not to accept the cards you’re given, to change the game, the team, the field. The second is taking action, organising to win.

Skippy strategy: Next time you see lack of initiative, remember the first step is the hardest. The timid need a thinking-buddy, not a whip-cracker.