17 January 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Signs That You AREN”T Leading…

Read these over at Two Blonde Boys’ blog today.  Thought they were definitely worth sharing.  Originally from this blog

Check em out:

You know you are not leading when . . .

  • You wait for someone to tell you what to do rather than taking the initiative yourself
  • You spend too much time talking about how things should be different
  • You blame the context, surroundings, or other people for your current situation
  • You choose not to speak the truth in love
  • You are more concerned about being cool or accepted than doing the right thing
  • You seek consensus, rather than casting vision for a preferable future
  • You aren’t taking any significant risks
  • You accept status quo as the way it’s always been and always will be
  • You start protecting your reputation instead of opening yourself up to opposition
  • You sleep a little too sound
  • You procrastinate to avoid making a tough call
  • You talk to others about the problem rather than taking it to the person responsible
  • You don’t feel like your butt is on the line for anything significant
  • You think what you say doesn’t matter
  • You ask for way too many opinions before taking action

A few head nods.
A few punches to the gut.
Bullet points 2, 3, 6, and the last one hit me.  Good reminders.
How about you?
How well are you leading?

(Or I guess if you’re not a leader, how well are you following?  Wow.  I think that might need to be a whole different post all of it’s own.  Stay tuned.)

2 Responses to “Signs That You AREN”T Leading…”

  1. Stephen 17 January 2008 at 5:05 pm Permalink

    Wow man. That’s good stuff.
    I’m with you on 6 and the last one. Those hit me.
    Thanks for sharing great reminders.

  2. Rich Kirkpatrick 17 January 2008 at 2:48 pm Permalink

    I read Pat’s blog…but needed to go to your blog at the right time of the day to see this! Thanks. Wow. Good stuff.


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