Fuel

fuelInspire! That’s the leader’s first job; to influence others to act. Celine Dion was inspired by Michael Jackson to learn the English language. Action is the proof of inspiration.

In the simplest forms, we influence each other. However, what’s powerful is when inspiration occurs on purpose. It is the consciousness that you have a gift that can give others the required push into greatness.

Some years ago I read, The Making of an American Capitalist, Warren Buffet’s biography by Roger Lowenstein. It opened up an aspect of me that I didn’t know existed. The book called out the businessman in me.

Someone is waiting to be inspired by you on purpose. Guess what? Who you are right now is enough. You have something that can be a positive catalyst for another’s success. Just release it; give it away. It may not look significant to you, but for someone, it’s the key to the next level. Don’t hold back!

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We Win

Johan FranzenIn his song, The Girl is Mine, Michael Jackson says, “I’m a lover not a fighter”.  I say, I’m a lover and a fighter! As a leader, this attitude helps my team dynamics. And yes, my team wins, always. Even when it looks like we’ve lost, eventually, we win. We never lose.

I believe that humans have been designed to win, ONLY. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. got shot, naysayers thought he had lost. Forty years later, his dream stood strong. Barrack Obama became America’s first African-American president. Dr. King won. You get my drift? Winning is beyond crossing the finish line.

“Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win”, is John Maxwell’s Law of Victory. Maxwell is convinced that, “…The best leaders feel compelled to rise to a challenge and do everything in their power to achieve victory for their people. In their view…

Leadership is responsible.

Losing is unacceptable.

Passion is unquenchable.

Creativity is essential.

Quitting is unthinkable.

Commitment is unquestionable.

Victory is inevitable…”

Enough said.