By J. William DeMarco
…or… Why do you want to be a leader? Is it the honor, the glory, the respect, the perks? The really great parking?
Leading is so multi-dimensional and if you are doing it right, it impacts all aspects of a leader’s life. As a leader, there are not many minutes in the day when I am not pondering the organization, the mission, the vision…and what is the next BIG thing we are going to tackle.
Every person is so different, so I can not say this is true for all leaders–I only know this is so for me. Do I have this perfect? Absolutely not…hence the reason one of my favorite mottos is….”just trying to get better,” or…”if you are not getting better–what in the world are you doing?”
Standards and responsibility came to mind this AM. As leaders we have to hold ourselves to a much higher standard than our followers. If one were to look at their life from a Spiritual, Physical, and Mental perspective… this higher standard must impact all three areas.