Thursday, January 5, 2012

Solitude and Leadership

If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts.

For Christian leaders read this article but make a few changes for oneself.

ie.. to be alone with God, thinker to prayer-warrior, and our warfare is spiritual not carnal. 

btw, being alone with one own thoughts have gotten a lot of folks in trouble.

Solitude and Leadership: click here

Fantastic article on the differences between being an excellent doer and an excellent thinker and how that affects leadership. In a time when our generation, our culture, sorely needs better leadership, this message should be well received.
We have a crisis of leadership in America because our overwhelming power and wealth, earned under earlier generations of leaders, made us complacent, and for too long we have been training leaders who only know how to keep the routine going. Who can answer questions, but don’t know how to ask them. Who can fulfill goals, but don’t know how to set them. Who think about how to get things done, but not whether they’re worth doing in the first place. What we have now are the greatest technocrats the world has ever seen, people who have been trained to be incredibly good at one specific thing, but who have no interest in anything beyond their area of exper­tise. What we don’t have are leaders.

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