Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Awareness, Needs and the Status Quo

Leaders must raise awareness of needs, challenge potential leaders concerning those needs, and release those potential leaders to solve them.
Leaders need to be aware that those who often engage in self-initiated projects do so to correct the status quo and often do so in an abrasive way.
- Bobby Clinton in The Making of a Leader

My thoughts:
- I hope I wasn't too abrasive when SPACE started.
- Regarding the status quo - "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Einstein
- Sometimes, these awareness of needs are going to come from the bottom up, rather than the top down, like the quote reflects. In fact, maybe an indication of some serious leadership initiative is when those emerging leaders recognize an awareness of needs and they take it upon themselves to meet the need. Then all you have to do is release them.

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