Does your leadership capability have the cadence to get the required results?
I had the chance to watch the movie titled 'Coach Carter'. There are thought provoking and unforgettable lines delivered by each actor. Shown below is the most meaningful message that hits me hard.
'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.' (from the movie Coach Carter)
Key take away I wish to share and impart:
- Leadership is an action to help one to succeed, not a position to demean or put subordinates in the status of being inadequate.
- Leadership is the level of action taken to enact your purpose.
- Leadership is not just about what you want to happen on your career but what you think is important for your team.
- Leadership allows you to see the best from each other. It takes doubts and it replaces by pragmatism as a pivotal way to assess and develop talent.
- Leadership is not an office to hold but a sacrifice to offer when it calls to do so.
Let's face it, without high leadership cadence, your influence will be weak and ineffectual. When a leader's actions are regular and focused, it can and will create a repeatable and consistent results.
As Coach Ken Carter says 'Well let me tell you what I see, I see a system, that is designed for you to fail.'
The eyes of the leader sets the difference. He knows what he is ought to do to ensure the success of the team. Sometimes, leader is viewed as bad person as he opposed to what the majority seemed to fail to see and understand.
Same question Coach Carter asked his team to consider and think, would be the same question I would like to ask to whoever might read this article -- 'I want you to go home and look at your life's tonight, look at your parents lives, and ask yourself do I want better, if the answer is yes I'll see you here tomorrow'.
Trust is the main element for the success of the team. It must be given first and the same will be received.