Becoming a Leader

Becoming a Leader

Use the dimmer switch when you shine too brightly?

I used to think it was important to be the same as everyone else.  Don’t do anything that makes you stand out.  This approach was most evident in my teen years.  My friends and I dressed alike and used the same cool sayings.   We thought fitting in was the best way to stay out of trouble.  That is true if the person you are trying to mimic is smart, kind, and makes good decisions.

When I got serious about life, instead of just coasting along, I began to understand that leading myself would help get the job done, pass a class, gather the best group of friends, and land that first “real” job.  It would also please my parents.

Follow my journey of leading myself to leading hundreds of intelligent and successful people.  Along the way, I learned so much!  And I am still learning about leadership intelligence.

Here are some things we can discover together:

  • Standing out is good – but not when it darkens the light of others.
  • When every star shines with the same intensity, none are special.
  • Stars shine brighter in a dark sky.
  • Messengers of vision need you as much as you need them.
  • Generations of stars bring more beauty to the universe.
  • Lead like a drone, not like a pilot.
  • If you think you know it all you are missing most of the conversation.
  • Storms are always there,  be ready for them.
  • Do you really know the people you are influencing or influencing you?

I would love to hear your thoughts on this.