Lead from within: Different types of leadership are needed at different times. Figure out what is right for the circumstance and become the agent of needed change.
When optimism is gone, lead with positivity.
Even the sunniest people find it hard to keep up positive energy in a sour environment. When morale sinks, an excellent leader can always start to change things up. They know the power of encouraging words and team spirit, and they make sure people feel good enough about what they are doing in order to keep forging forward.
It’s incredibly hard to rally a group of people together without vision, so it’s imperative for a leader to connect people with a vision so compelling that it draws them to become part of it.
If those around you are not tapping into the team’s innovation or creativity, it’s the leader’s duty to demonstrate inventiveness and inspiration, leading others to think and act with creatively and passion.
2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
It’s not about you. It’s about them.
Maybe I`m getting to the age when I`m starting to be senile or nostalgic or both, but people are so angry now. You used to be able to disagree with people and still be friends. Now you hear these talk shows, and everyone who believes differently from you is a moron and an idiot – both on the Right and the Left.
I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.
Frog in a Milk Pail
One day at a farm, a frog decided to investigate the cellar in the yard.
He hopped through the open door and down the staircase, curious to see what was inside. But as it was somewhat dark, he stumbled and he fell into a small milk pail which was filled with fresh milk.
He attempted to reach the top of the pail but the sides were too high. He stretched his feet to touch the bottom of the pail but found it too deep. He didn’t want to give up, so soon so he continued to swim in the milk and struggle. He kicked in the milk again and again and squirmed continuously. Half an hour later, all the churning had turned the milk into solid butter.
So the frog could now step on the butter, reach the sides of the pail and get out of it!
“Never Give Up!”