Reputation builds perception:
When you have a leadership presence, it becomes a central part of your reputation. When your reputation is built on your character, it’s who you really are that defines how others see you.
Presence is much more than just being there, it’s about adding value and making a difference for yourself and those around you.
Standards are meaningless if the Q will not Enforce them
If a Team does have Standards, but the Q can’t or won’t Enforce them, the Members will lose respect for his Leadership, which erodes the Trust necessary for the Team to Prosper. The same result occurs where the Q does not Enforce the Standards evenly between all the Members—loss of respect, leading to erosion of Trust, ending with disintegration of Team.
Like Teams, Organizations also require Accountability to be Effective, but, unlike Team Accountability, the array of Consequences that a Q may apply within an Organization is very broad. With Team Accountability, there are only two Consequences that matter: 1) probation; and 2) termination. Failure to meet the Standard is strike one—probation. The second time is strike two—termination. There is no strike three.
For Teamwork to thrive, it must be this way. Combined action that is efficient and potent requires each man to row the boat as hard as he can in the same direction. Any man who can’t or won’t meet the Team’s Standards is a threat to its Dynamism. If probation doesn’t work, then termination is necessary. The Q must absolutely be willing to apply a permanent Black Tahoe to a Member who can’t or won’t meet the Standard.
Unwavering Loyalty To The Group And Unflinching Determination To Accomplish The Mission
Commitment is the second of the 5Cs, the F3 Leadership Characteristics.
A Leader Must Be Both Steadfast And Loyal
F3 defines Commitment as the Q’s unwavering loyalty to the Group and unflinching determination to accomplish the Mission. To waver is to shake and quiver unsteadily, to be irresolute and undecided. Wavering men set an unsteady course because they don’t really know themselves where they are going. At most, a follower might wait until until a wavering leader has picked a path in which he can believe, but the majority will have abandoned him long before then.
Equally important is loyalty, for without that there can be be no Trust . Most Leaders can (and do) have many faults, but no man will follow another man very far if he does not Trust him. A Leader who breaches the Trust of his followers through disloyalty has (in most nations) committed the capital crime of treason.
But Loyalty Alone Is Not Enough
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
Leaders Leading Leaders
DANCING IDIOT: The HIM who initiates a Movement by Influencing a First Follower.
FIRST FOLLOWER: The first man to join a Movement initiated by a Dancing Idiot