Saturday, May 19, 2012

How American's Lead (a repost)

Hats off to the Madness of the Combat Medic for this outstanding post on leadership.


"Ultimately you will not know if you have what it takes to be a leader until you step into those shoes.  If the idea frightens you then I suggest you never try to be a leader.  Timid leaders, or leaders who utter the phrase "I Don't Know" are worse than no leaders at all.  Uncertainty is anathema to a true leader.  Yes doubt will claw at your gut, but if you let it get to you, then you ought not take that position of responsibility.  If you are going to Lead, then by God, you had better Lead.  Anything less and you are setting yourself and your team up for failure."