Daily Leadership Message
The Q takes Individual Initiative and fosters it in other Leaders
Sua sponte is Latin for “of his own accord”
In the law, a judge acts sua sponte when he exercises his inherent authority to make a ruling without a petition to do so. He takes the initiative to act on his own accord.
The motto of the United State’s Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is “Sua Sponte”. It is a recognition that to become an elite Ranger a man must be a triple volunteer: first the Army, then Airborne School and finally the Ranger Regiment. Rangers aren’t drafted, they must make the choice for themselves—three times. They take the initiative to act on their own.
F3 applies the concept of acting on one’s own accord to Leadership through the taking of Individual Initiative (I2 for short) in furtherance of Outcome. F3 calls this Sua Sponte Leadership
The Q is not just a Leader who takes responsibility for the Outcome. He also exercises Sua Sponte Leadership to realize Advantage for his Group, in that he initiates Movement toward Outcome in the absence of directive authority. In other words, the Q is that rare man who will Lead with or without another Leader to direct him. He is That Somebody .
F3 could not function without Q’s willing to be That Somebody
Read More: SUA SPONTE LEADERSHIP: Leadership in the absence of direct authority by taking charge without orders. Abbr: SSL. (Q4.10)https://f3nation.com/2017/11/20/sua-sponte-leadership-q4-10/
1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
2 Timothy 2:2
And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
- “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.”
- “I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.”
Herbert Bayard Swope
- “Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.”
Thomas John Carlisle
- “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold but not a bully; be humble but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor but without folly.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.
The hedgehogs, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.