I wanted to change the world
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
Author: unknown monk around 1100 AD
1 Timothy 3:1-16
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
“There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.”
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
Nancy D. Solomon
“In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
Max De Pree
Leaders Leading Leaders
Getting Ready For The Expected While Being Ready For The Unexpected
There are four quadrants of preparedness: get right, live right, lead right and leave right
Because it is a Lizard, F3 is an Organization of leaders rather than an Organization with leaders. As such, every Member of F3 is asked and expected to be a leader both within F3 and in the other Groups in which he is a Member. This ethic arises from our Mission , which is to plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups in order to invigorate male community leadership.
Within F3 a leader is called the Q, which we define as a leader who takes responsibility for the Outcome in the Groups of which he is a Member.
Some Outcomes are envisioned beforehand by the Q while others are thrust upon him by unexpected and sudden circumstance. For envisioned Outcomes, the Q can anticipate and get prepared for what will be expected of him to be Effective. But the Q cannot do that for unexpected Outcomes because they come upon him suddenly—for those Outcomes he must already be prepared to be Effective.
As a result, to Effectively respond to both the envisioned and circumstance-driven Outcomes that arise along the his path, the Q must gradually but consistently accelerate his Preparedness through the process of becoming more Right in the Mission essential aspects of his life. He does this by pursuing Right-ness in four distinct quadrants: get Right, live Right, lead Right and leave Right. Together, these four quadrants form the G3L :
Read More: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROCESS:The process employed by a Group to teach its Members what a Leader is and what a Leader does. Abbr: LDP. (F4)