If you haven’t yet, check out my review of “Think and Grow Rich” Chapter 7 (link here). Napoleon Hill talks about “Leadership”. I give my thoughts on Leadership in my Free and Paid programs. But let’s talk about it a bit here in this week’s e-mail.
Leadership is a very popular but also a very broad topic. At the same time, it’s not too complex. We often can identify a good leader from a bad leader. It’s something that doesn’t require too much thinking. It’s almost natural.
However, is there a way to distinguish a good leader from good results? In other words, do all good leaders create good results? If revenue increases or profits rise, does that mean there was good leadership? Or if revenue decreases and profits decline, does that mean there was bad leadership? I imagine it depends. But what does it depend on?
Is there a way to distinguish a good leader from good marketing? In other words, do all good leaders have good marketing and publicists? If there is good news about the actions of a leader, was there good leadership? If there is bad news about the actions of a leader, was there bad leadership? I imagine it depends. But what does it depend on?
We often don’t think about leadership when the world is in a good place. However, when the world is in chaos, the good leaders are the ones that take care of us, that lead us to victory, that reverse the bad things that are happening. However, do we put too much stock into leadership, whether good or bad? Is it possible that our perception of leadership is skewed by factors beyond anyone’s control? What would we say about Bush, Clinton, Obama, Trump, Biden? I’m sure that is a series of political arguments that will never end.
What is the relationship of good leadership to piety? We certainly have a lot of examples of leadership using God as a means to proclaim divine power. However, let’s set those things aside. Is a leader better when they are devoted to God? Is a leader more loving when they are devoted to God? Is a more loving leader a better leader? What are the characteristics of a loving leader?
If you are a High Performer, how do you maintain a close connection to a Higher Power? How do you do so as a leader? It might sound simple enough, except when there are conflicts of interest between you, those you serve, and those you lead.
I don’t have the answers, but I’m looking to develop them with you. Check out my other content to see the bigger picture I’m trying to share.
Chez Eric Media