“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde
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
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.
Herbert Bayard Swope
Thomas John Carlisle
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