Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giving good speeches/
does not necessarily/
equals leadership/

It seems that we have confused the concept of leadership, with a good orator. Leadership for me is not about being able to loop together good sound bites, but more about being able to do, and make things happen. I have seen many a great speaker that when it came to crunch time could not lead him or herself to the restroom. I have also run into leaders that could not string together a good speech to save their life, but knew how to command a group. Then of course you have those who can do both.
I just wanted to speak on this subject because I feel that the people of the world today are being given talking head leadership. Individuals who have been selected for their positions because they could recite a good speech, and move some emotion. It is time that we move beyond that, at least those of us on the Journey. We need to begin judging some of these so called leaders on what they have accomplished, rather than what they promise.
Nuff said
peace & 1hunidyears