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Here's a vision that you can carry with you for rest of your career, for rest of your life. I call it Leadership Imperative.
I WILL LEAD PEOPLE IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY NOT ONLY ACHIEVE THE RESULTS WE NEED BUT THEY ALSO BECOME BETTER AS PEOPLE AND AS LEADERS.
This vision has two parts: one is result-accomplishments and other is betterment of people.
You are never more powerful as a leader as when, in getting results, you are helping others be better than they are -- even better than thought they could be. Guided by Leadership Imperative, you'll find that jobs you take on, career(s) you have, will, in terms of your doing well by them, take care of themselves.
However, vision alone is not enough. You must be dedicated to realizing it. Realizing this vision means living not an easy life for ourselves but a hard life for others.
There are many ways to make such realization happen, and it should be our life's journey to find them and put them into action. The point is that when you turn focus of your ambitions away from yourself and toward other people, when you become truly ambitious for their success, your success will take care of itself.
How do we really let our leadership sink deeply into our life and change it and shape it throughout our lives? By dedicating ourselves to passionately realizing Leadership Imperative.
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The author of 23 books, Brent Filson's recent books are, THE LEADERSHIP TALK: THE GREATEST LEADERSHIP TOOL and 101 WAYS TO GIVE GREAT LEADERSHIP TALKS. He has been helping leaders of top companies worldwide get audacious results. Sign up for his free leadership e-zine and get a free white paper: "49 Ways To Turn Action Into Results," at www.actionleadership.com