The Unmade Leader: The Green Grass Moment
Review any posts titled "The Unmade Leader" to get up to speed on this concept. In short, our upcoming book takes a look at a new method of looking at the old question, "Are leaders born or made?" The concept statement is...
"Leaders are born and then unmade."
This unmaking process happens throughout our life. The identification and discussion of these moments and how to overcome them are the focus of The Unmade Leader. Here are the moments already discussed in previous posts...
Throughout the next few posts, I will highlight a few of the other moments that unmake leaders...
The Green Grass Moment
(The trait we are born with is a Connection With Others.)
Life is a team sport. This is no more evident than in the basic principle that we need others from the moment we are born. At some moment, we lose the ability to focus on and appreciate those around us and we start to think that the grass is greener on the other side, i.e. - new friends, new spouse, different co-workers, etc. will make life better. For many people, this is a self-fulfilling prophecy because they neglect their relationships and the "grass" on their side of the hill dies and the grass on the other side is greener. Effective leaders recognize the power of relationships and that the most important relationships are those within our close circle. They nurture these relationships and exercise leadership in this circle first and in outer circles second.
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