Tuesday, June 10, 2008

PG Concludes & leadership quote

Over the weekend Ridge Church finished up our four part series on parenting called "Parental Guidance Required." Really great series. The last part of the series was about this biblical truth:"He who walks with the wise grows wise but the companion of fools suffers harm." You can catch up online if you missed it.

Simple but great leadership thought from Marcus Buckingham's "The One Thing You Need to Know." If someone asked you what is the opposite of a leader, I bet you'd say a follower. Seems like the logical answer. But I like what Marcus says. "Properly defined, the opposite of a leader isn't a follower. The opposite of a leader is a pessimist." He also says that, "What defines a leader is his preocupation with the future. In his head he carries a vivid image of what the future could be, and that image drives him on."

I think optimism is a key quality we all see in the leaders we most want to follow. And they seem to be able to rally this optimism in times when others only see the half empty glass, the obatacle, the struggle. Pretty interesting thought from Mr. Buckingham!

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