June 18th F3QSOURCE Daily Leadership Message Scriptures and Quotes

SHARED LEADERSHIP: Influence through combination.

SHARED LEADERSHIP TEAM: A Proximate Group of two or more people formed for the Purpose of Influencing through combined Virtuous Leadership. (abbr: SLT).

Influence Through Combination

Shared Leadership is a conspiracy to Influence Movement to Advantage

A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to act in harmony toward a common end.

If that common end is an illegal activity (bank robbery for example), then the very act of conspiring to commit the crime is a crime itself—separate and apart from actually committing it. To establish a conspiracy to commit bank robbery, the state need only prove the existence of an agreement between the coconspirators and a single action in furtherance of their plot, like the purchase of a gun. The fact that they never manage to rob the bank, or even walk through its doors, does not diminish their guilt for simply conspiring to do so. Likewise, the criminal penalty for conspiracy is very severe, typically only a single level lower than the act itself. Thus, if bank robbery is a class A felony, than conspiracy to commit bank robber is a class B felony.

This may seem draconian given that the intended victim is never actually harmed in the manner intended, but it is considered a just and necessary deterrent to the destructive power of men who combine to act in concerted evil. A four-man crew working together is far more likely to possess the range of skills necessary to rob a bank than four men acting individually. By pooling their efforts, they greatly increase their likelihood of success because each man can focus on the proper performance of his particular role rather than trying to do everything at once. Concerted action toward evil ends is a powerfully Disruptive.

But so is concerted action towards Advantage. Men who combine in furtherance of positive Outcomes are far more likely to achieve their common objective than they would be if they acted alone, because the sum of their individual efforts is greatly exceeded by the product of their concerted action. As with a criminal conspiracy, each man is free to focus on the proper performance of his individual role which (if the conspiracy is well formed) will be within his own D2X. A conspiracy of men working together within their individual High Impact Zones to achieve a specific Advantage will have a dynamic IMPACT on their Community or Organization. Groups seeking Prosperity should encourage men to conspire to Advantage.

Shared Leadership is a specific type of conspiracy to Advantage. It is more than just an agreement between coconspirators to collectively pursue a superior circumstance, but also to Move other people—people outside of the conspiracy—toward Advantage through Effective Leadership that is guided and restrained by the Habits and Ethics of moral excellence. In other words, Shared Leadership is a conspiracy to exert Virtuous Leadership in order to Influence Group-Movement to Advantage.

For a conspiracy of Shared Leadership to be successful, its Members must be part of a Team—a Proximate combination of two or more people formed to perform a specific Mission for the benefit of a Community, an Organization or both. Only a Team, because it is both Proximate and Purposeful, can provide the requisite organizational basis for Shared Leadership.

A Shared Leadership Team is formed by the Members of a Community or Organization to provide the larger Group with the Virtuous Leadership it needs to Prosper.

A Shared Leadership Team requires Trust, Shared Virtue and mutual Competence between its Members

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Daily Scriptures

Acts 20:28

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

James 5:14

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Daily Quotes

“Someday is not a day of the week.” –Janet Dailey

“More men have become great through practice than by nature.” –Democritus

“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar

Leaders Leading Leaders

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.

All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.

But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out, “Wow!”

I didn’t realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.

Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with “Oh no, what should we do?” But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, “Wow, that’s interesting! How can I help you”

One thing’s for sure – life’s always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That’s a given. What’s not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated. No matter what the situation, a fascinated Wow! will always beat a frustrated Oh, no.

So the next time you experience one of life’s unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a Wow! experience. The Wow! response always works.

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