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a stone does not tell the water to move
it creates a ripple effect the lasts long after its gone.
A stone does not tell the water to move. A stone doesn’t demand the water move.
A stone creates a momentum by which the water MUST move. Not by choice but by reaction and pure willpower. It’s inevitable. It cannot be avoided. It is what happen’s once a stone lands in the water.
Leadership is no different.
Leadership doesn’t tell the water to move. Leadership doesn’t demand the water move.
A Leader creates a momentum by which water MUST move. Not by choice, but by reaction and willpower. It is inevitable. It cannot be avoided. It is what happens when leadership lands the water.
True leadership is found when people move by their own volition because of a change the leader has brought to the environment. This change creates ripples that travel far beyond the initial point of breakthrough. And it all occurs because of elf one key thing…ACTION.
Too often, in organizations, managers bark orders, demand high productivity, and enforce unethical practices with the hopes this will lead the people toward a better place, a more productive place. This is rarely the case. It might work for a time but eventually….the ripples fade.
A leader however must act and show the others where the path is, where the ripples can go, and how FAR they can go.
Not by demanding, yelling, or telling but by showing.
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