LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION: A Leader’s integrity of thought and action. (Q3.12).
A Leader’s Integrity Of Thought And Action
Leadership is the dynamic product of what a Leader does (the Leadership Skills) and what a Leader is (the Leadership Characteristics). These Skills and Characteristics coalesce to form the Leadership Foundation upon which a Q depends to Influence people to Movement.
No one becomes a Leader through fiat, promotion or appointment. Regardless of what they are called within their Group, a person is not a Leader unless they have Influence on its Members and they will not have Influence without a Foundation. A “leader” who cannot Influence is not a Leader. He is a Mascot.
Every person is born with some innate Leadership capability, just as every man born with functioning limbs has an innate athletic capability. However, just as no one would suggest that a man can reach his full athletic potential without training to develop it, no person can realize their full potential as a Leader without a development process that provides them with a Leadership Foundation. Trying to Lead without a Foundation is like living in a house built upon shifting sand—neither will survive a heavy rain.
F3’s Leadership Development Process (it’s LDP) Has Four Phases
1. Schooling: the provision of formal Leadership instruction that provides the head knowledge of what a Leader is and does
2. Apprenticeship: the Positive Habit Transfer of the Leadership Skills and Characteristics that transforms head knowledge into hand knowledge
3. Opportunity: a Leadership position within a Group that provides the responsibility for Outcome
4. Failure: undesirable Outcomes that create Adversity and increase Resilience
Read More LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION: A Leader’s integrity of thought and action. (Q3.12).
Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
1 Corinthians 3:11-13
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock
- “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”
- “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” Baltasar
- “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
- “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
One day the young Thomas Edison came home and handed a paper to his mother from his school. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to give it only to you.”
His mother’s eyes were tearful as she read the letter out loud to her son. “ Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself.”
After years, Edison’s mother died and he was renowned as one of the greatest inventors of the century. One day he was going through his old family things. Suddenly, he noticed a folded paper in the corner of a drawer. He took it and opened it up.
On the paper was written: “Your son is addled. We won’t let him come to school any more.”
Thomas Edison cried for hours and then he wrote in his diary: “Thomas Alva Edison was an addled child that, by a hero mother, became the genius of the century.”