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| Monday, June 11, 2012
Thought for the week: Be a role-setter.
Years ago, when I thought about leadership, I thought about one word: “Goals.”
I thought being a leader was all about setting and achieving the right goals. I had a list. I had a plan. I was ready to focus. And that's what I did: I focused on my goals.
I made some progress and had a bit of success, but at the end of the day, I had missed the other half of what it means to be a leader: roles.
It took me a while, but I have found that leadership is a balancing act of two seemingly different, but critically linked things: goals and roles.
In addition to setting goals, you have to determine how you’ll focus on the roles in your life.
What kind of employee do I want to be? What kind of mother or father do I want to be? What kind of boss, neighbor or Sunday school teacher will I be?
Let’s find those answers together this week. Let’s learn about how to align ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually... and then we'll be ready to set the right goals for our lives.
Have a great week, everybody.