The Challenge of leading in a culture of never enough is in chapter six of Daring Greatly which is headed Disruptive Engagement: Daring to rehumanize Education and Work. One of the questions asked in it is What’s the most significant barrier to creativity and innovation? The answer given is quite lengthy, but worth reading –
“I don’t know if it has a name, it’s the fear of introducing an idea and being ridiculed, laughed at, and belittled. If you’re willing to subject yourself to that experience and if you survive it, then it becomes the fear of failure and the failure of being wrong. People believe they are only as good as their ideas and that their ideas can’t seem too “out there’ and that they can’t ‘know everything’ The problem is that innovative ideas often sound crazy and failure and learning are part of revolution. Evolution and incremental change is important and we need it, but we’re desperate for real revolution and that requires a different type of courage and creativity”.
The rehumanizing of work and education will take courageous leadership, so who is out there commenting on it,, let’s have a look:
1. How did you act when you were challenged, did you lead others or were you a victim to it?
2. Always remember that people you are leading have qualities that you must take in consideration: Don’t you worry Child.
3. If your people are just coming to work to collect their money at the end of the week, you are not doing your job as a leader, you are managing the Titanic just before it sinks.
4. If you train people to replace you and make yourself redundant that is closer to the mark of leadership: Mother Teresa.
5. I used to try and run away from my struggles, sometimes over a thousand kilometres, the only thing was when I got there, the reason for the struggles was still there because it was within me.
6. When I saw this I just had to include it to showcase why we should be very very afraid: Trump on Woman.
7. They can give you tips and techniques but it is what you do with them after the event that matters.
8. If you are doing it for another circumstances in your life will start to get in the way, if you are doing it for yourself, well that’s a different matter: Pony.
9. This may be the only quote by Joshua J. Marine, there is little information about who he actually is.
10. Does leadership come from the head or the heart, I’ll let you answer that: Heart of Gold.
11. One word: Leadership = Oprah.
12. The road to Leadership is not the road of less. It is in being better, more skillful and wiser: Wiser.
13. The quickest road to true leadership is to learn the lessons the first time they are revealed to you.
14. There are many books on the art of leadership out there, this quote speaks to the fact that that is what true leadership is, an artform: Art for Art’s Sake.
15. As I mentioned before in great leadership there is a quality of redundancy, that it would happen if you were not there.
So, famous people and totally obscure people make comment on leadership which means you still have the time to exhibit yours this lifetime, Go for it , we need you and it to flourish.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.