Friday, June 10, 2011

Leadership Is Not Selfishness

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Why do you think you are instructed to put your oxygen mask on first in an airplane emergency?
Well, the obvious answer is to save yourself. The more robust answer is to save yourself so you can help others.
Quite often leaders in our society are frowned upon because they are taking care of themselves. For example, those in leadership roles are considered “selfish” for; taking vacations with their families, allocating time for continuing education, playing golf, going on a retreat, etc.

The reality is leaders need to take care of themselves in order to effectively lead those they serve.

I don’t know about you, but I want my “leader” to be healthy and wealthy. Not just in a monetary sense, but as a whole person; physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Vince Lombardi once said: "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen endeavor."
Bottom line: Leaders need to first take care of themselves, in order to be effective quality leaders.
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“Copyright (6-10-2011) by Robert V Gambone Sr.”