Ron's Material Leadership Blog
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Monday, November 12, 2007
To those who lead (Read)
For four months now I have been sharing stories and lessons that I have learned into an electronic void. All the while I wondered would anyone read this stuff? How would they find it? Would it be valuable to them?
With all these questions I forged ahead knowing that what I had to offer was hard fought for. Someone would value it. Someone would find value in it.
Leadership is a calling. It is a calling that must be shared with others, for it is at its core about relationship. So I share and share and share.
Again I say I am humbled. Why because in the four months of writing, this blog is now read by many people from all over the world. On average it is read 2-3 times a day. Many return regularly and read for up to ten minutes. I do not write in this blog in sound bites (the language of the day) as you know; I write in stories. I always earnestly attempt to speak the language of leadership.
So those of you who read this I would like to ask you to,
share your story.
I want to meet you
I want to know who is reading this blog. Leadership is after all a relationship
“To those who lead, with diligence”
Thoughts on a Recent Read
The Dip by Seth Godin
This was the first of Mr. Godin’s books I have read and I must say it will not be the last. I enjoyed this book and found its message wise and on point for our age. The premise of the book is that there is a time to quit a role, project, effort and a time to stay. When we have the opportunity to be the very best and are willing to pay the price, it is time to stay. When it is clear that staying will result in mediocrity or worse yet (Mr. Godin’s term for a dead end) a cul-de-sac, it is time to move on to something where we can be our best. The dip is the place in between. The place where we face opposition, adversity and discouragement. It is here that many wrongly chose to give up when greatness is not that far away for the brave souls who persevere.
Compelling: Very much