I've spent a lot of my life searching and studying the best leadership information. It should come as no surprise that my favorite is John Maxwell. During this continued confusing time we are in…..I would like to share some words or stories from John, that I have been reading, in the hope you will find encouragement and support.
The first thought is this.... Developing Leaders is Difficult but Worthwhile
If you’ve ever led people in any capacity, I think you’ll agree that leadership is hard work. Don't pull out your hair over it. Here are some simple reminders I use to keep me going....
There are no two consecutive easy days in a leader's life, so if today is easy, you know how tomorrow will probably go. Remember, everything worthwhile is uphill.
If the purpose of life was ease and comfort, no sensible person would ever take on the demands of leadership. Developing leaders is like herding cats. That is why so many people who lead let themselves become comfortable attract and lead followers instead of seeking out and developing leaders.
Everything rises and falls on leadership, so developing leaders is the one activity that compounds a leader's time, influence, energy, vision, culture, finances, and mission.
Everyone wins when you develop Leaders.
I'll end with a quote from Zig Ziglar that really fits our situation today. “We don't grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.”
Be well and live intentionally,