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Leadership By Design Become the Leader You Were Created to Be von Stalnecker, Jeremy (eBook)

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Leadership By Design

Leadership is often defined based on life experience, background, education, or culture. What looks like leadership to one may look like dictatorship to another. Some would say that leaders are always 'type A', while others believe in a passive approach. In many ways, this is why learning to lead or regaining the ability to lead is so difficult. We are trying to hit a target that we can name but cannot see. Leadership by Design was written to challenge definitions of leadership that are tied to a job description or personality type but miss the philosophy that moves the leader forward when those things change. We don't do leadership; we are leaders! We were created to make a difference in the lives of those around us regardless of occupation or temperament by living to take them from where they are to where they need to be. If you are not leading according to your unique talents, abilities, and opportunities, you are not living the life you were created to live. It's time to get up and begin moving forward. It's time to understand Leadership by Design!


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 200
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781543912333
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Leadership By Design

Chapter 2 The Need for Leadership "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born." 4 - Warren Bennis " Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal ." 5 - Vince Lombardi As any parent of small children will tell you, there comes a point in your life when you realize you know more about cartoon characters and video games than you do anything of actual significance. Ask me the plot of the last three Batman cartoon episodes, and I can give you a complete rundown. Ask me about the current economic situation in the United States, and I'll have to get back to you. My wife and I went on a date a few weeks ago to watch a movie and get something to eat. As we were waiting for the movie to begin, it occurred to me that the last time I attended a movie not produced by Disney was over ten years ago! I guess at some point you just kind of accept that you'll never again do the things you did before kids. Things like shower without people walking in on you, or getting out of the house without three hours of planning! And while I like books about dogs and dragons and other things that can be described in sentences of six words or less, I get excited when the subject matter is a bit deeper. Recently, my second-grade son brought home a book about the sinking of the Titanic. It was a simple book written with small children in mind, but at least it was about a real event. While I've never been a student of the Titanic, the movie or the actual event, I enjoyed learning more about it and trying to explain to a seven-year-old how something so tragic could happen. As adults, we learn to accept catastrophe and death as a part of life. We don't like it, but we accept it. My son, however, could not get his mind around the fact that a boat the size of the Titanic could sink and that so many people had died. Talking about this with him caused me to wonder, again, how something of this magnitude could happen. I stayed up one night past my self-imposed 10 p.m. bedtime and did some research to try and understand. It really is a fascinating story. As you look at the known facts surrounding the sinking of this amazing ship, one thing becomes clear: what caused the sinking of the Titanic was not an iceberg. The Titanic sunk and 1,503 people lost their lives 6 because of a lack of leadership. Here are some interesting facts about the ship and the events surrounding its sinking: There were 6 different ice warnings received by the Titanic on the day of the collision. 7 Despite the ice warnings, the ship was traveling 22.5 knots, just 0.5 knots from its maximum speed. 8 There were only enough lifeboats for one third of the ship's total capacity. 9 A lifeboat drill scheduled for earlier the day the ship sank was canceled for an unknown reason . 10 Two other ships were close enough to rescue survivors but ignored the calls for help. 11 These stunning circumstances paint a picture of a tragedy that could have been alleviated or avoided altogether if those in charge had demonstrated better leadership. None of this is to suggest that one person was responsible, only that no one person took responsibility for the situation as it unfolded. This is why the story of the Titanic has captured people's imaginations for so long and w

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