Webster defines a leader as “A person who leads others along a way: a guide. One in charge of or in command of others. It also describes the word as a noun. Craig disagrees with this definition. Leadership is a verb. It means TAKE ACTION.
To be a true leader means to ignore your “Voice of Treason” and make the decisions, or take the risk, that is necessary to move yourself or your team forward. Making the decision is the easy part of leadership. Following through on that decision and doing something is the true mark of a leader.
Is your current leadership team having trouble communicating with each other, with staff? Contact Craig today and arrange for him to come speak with your team to show them how to take action and become the leaders your company needs.
The French author, adventurer and statesman, Andre Mulraux said that “Often the difference between a successful person and failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage to bet on one’s ideas, to take calculated risk – and to act.”
Risk taking is one of the most important lessons that we can learn in life. Our success isn’t determined by brilliance; it’s dependent on our guts… on getting up in the morning and vowing to make something happen; and if you come up short, going after it again and again and again until the job is done.
These are the lessons we should learn from the great men and women who became the founders of our country. Against all odds they sailed west from Europe seeking the freedom to take risks to improve their families’ lives. The signers of the Declaration of Independence, most of them very successful men, risked everything they had to give generations of Americans the freedom to take risks and improve their lives. We cannot squander this gift by continuing to listen to our Voice of Treason, sitting on our shoulder and telling us that we cannot do something.
Learn more about risk taking in Craig’s seminar Risk: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. He’ll help your team tell the Voice of Treason to get off their shoulders and take those risks that will improve their lives.