“The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Anonymous
The ability to see the mountain(s) and not ignore it is the first step of leadership. Leaders are clear on what is in front of them, they hear the truth, they are honest of their own reaction, and they do not deny the reality before them.
With this clarity and truth Leaders are able to begin to define a way up, through or around to continue in the direction of their dreams and/or vision.
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To see the truth takes the following skills:
Observe what is before you
Resist making up stories about why and what
Gain input from others on the experience
Do not judge their words or observations, only listen with openness
Define what is true for yourself
Ask for support, direction, help or advice from others with experience
Map your path forward
Take the first step
Leaders who practice the above are the ones who continue to lead a life uncommon…
Is this you?