“People out there can despair on their own. They put us in a position of leadership so that we will bring them hope.”
- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
There is far too much cynicism in our leadership today. We have leaders at all levels and in all fields looking to cut corners, pass the buck, ignore the problem or shout fire and draw attention elsewhere. Our leaders fear the consequences of responsibility.
Here’s the thing; you can’t lead from the middle.
Motivation isn’t about reward – it’s about meaning. The greatest burden of leadership isn’t the fear of being left behind – it’s about knowing you could have done better.
Another great line from the ever-quotable McGuinty – “It doesn’t matter where you come from, but what you find along the way.”
The people are what you’ve found along the way, leaders; now tell us where we’re headed and show us how to get there.
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