“The Power of Leadership”
What does it take to lead?
The key distinction is the ability to forge your own path, to discover a route from one place to another that hasn’t been paved, measured and quantified. So many times we want someone to tell us exactly what to do, and so many times that’s exactly the wrong approach.
Diamond cutters have an intrinsic understanding of the stone in their hands. They can touch and see exactly where the best lines are; they know. The greatest artists just do that. They see and understand the challenges before them, without the baggage of expectation or attachment. The diamond cutter doesn’t imagine the diamond he wants. Instead, he sees the diamond that is possible.
You can’t make a map unless you can see the world as it is. You have to know where you are and know where you’re going before you can figure out how to go about getting there. No one has a transparent view of the world. We all carry around a personal world view with bias and expectations that color the way we perceive the world.
A life without attachment and stress can give you the freedom to see things as they are and call them as you see them. If you had this skill, what an asset you would be to any organization.
“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” – Bob Black
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