Most pianist understand the importance of “Middle C” in orienting themselves as they begin to play. In leadership “middle C” represents compassion – both the ability and the desire to feel for and with those you are called to lead.
The night I quit my job I had a decision to make: wait, or just start. I chose to just start and held a seminar the next day. People in motion tend to stay in motion and people at rest tend to stay at rest. So whatever it is you’ve been waiting to do… just start!
Things rarely happen “all of a sudden.” They happen incrementally, by degrees; slowly, over time. The problem is, we usually don’t see them happening until “all of a sudden” it’s too late.
A good leader sees the principles that lie at the heart of every issue and instructs on those principles as they’re naturally encountered. Learning principles as they’re practically applicable makes them easier to remember. What kind of leader are you?
An amusing poem about not assuming responsibility.
That kind of “no problem, it’s my job” approach is an inspiration in a day when so many are finding excuses to say “that’s not my job.”