Monday, February 28, 2011

Leadership is Relationship and Action Based

It is interesting to see what people think leadership really is. I know one thing for sure. Leadership is about doing, not just about "ideas." With all the forms of electronic communication, it sure has made it easy to spread around our thoughts - many of which are good. However, leadership is influence. Very few ideas will ever influence me or anyone else, without understanding the character and values (more specifically the world view) of the source of the ideas.

So what is my point? Well, be careful to not ignore the need for real live relationships where people get together and discuss and read about truth from people of sound character. The value placed on your ideas can be measured by the extent you are willing to sacrifice to implement them. One of the greatest sacrifices is personal growth. People can see that clearly. Many people want to "make a difference in the world" without having to be "different" themselves. Those people only prove their ideas don't have that much value to them, because the value of something is set by the price someone is willing to pay.

It is funny to me how much junk (via email, FB, twitter ect) I get from people who have accomplished so little beyond their keyboard, and how I never get much from those who have accomplished so much. Real leaders use their time in action - doing.  An idea not attached to a person of know character willing to sacrifice is WORTHLESS! God Bless!


  1. Mark,
    There are so many different direction I could go in commenting on your post because it's so pregnant with implications. But let me just sum it up with this one sentence: Words are cheap. You are exactly right about that. We are drowning in words, but where's the action? I think this also explains why academia seems so disconnected from the real world today. If you spend 11 years in classrooms and libraries, how can you possibly understand what it means to start a new business and make it work? Anyway, thanks for the thought-provoking post.

  2. I have spent quite a bit of time studying the origin of much of the academic leaders of today and they basically have come from the communist movement back in the 60s. You can literally draw out an org chart for our media, entertainment, environmental movement, and education system and it originates with Charles Darwin. In fact there is a Movie documentary out called AGENDA - Grinding down America. They have done it also. My passion is to shut out the current media and education and get the right media in people's homes. God Bless


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