“What if my life were the only “bible” some people ever read?” Leadership Thoughts.
Some time ago I wrote a blog “A community – Developing a oneness and a calmness.”
In that blog I said “after all life is not about us, it’s about what we do, who we are – our character and reputation, the legacy we leave behind.”
A friend of mine Bonnie Liabenow also expressed similar sentiments in her book “Excellence with Simple Elegance”http://shop.coreleaders.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1
Interestingly we did not speak to each other about our thoughts, and yet we are of similar voice.
I strongly maintain that the community we build surrounds and includes all those who are in our “circle” It also includes those who we don’t yet know but whose lives we somehow touch unknowingly and unwittingly.
So when I was reading Bonnie’s book I just had to reflect on the words of Bruce Wilkinson in his book “Beyond Jabez” http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Jabez-Expanding-Your-Borders/dp/1590523679
I have taken poetic liberty to adapt his brilliant thoughts to the business world, the world that I know so well. And yet… the community we live in includes everyone, not just those we go to work with.
I continue to come back to “it is one world one community” Developing a oneness that opens up an experience that is wonderful for all.
Leadership thoughts – creating one community.
- Create a community and a place where things are better because of your presence and what you do.
- Ask yourself “Are people better for knowing you?”
- Ask yourself “Do I leave a ”positive aura” through the work I do and the people I meet?”
- Ask yourself “Do I create a “shining light” in the hearts of others?”
- Ask yourself “Am I honoring my calling and my destiny?”
- Make certain that you represent not only yourself in what you do but your family, faith and what you truly believe in.
- Ask yourself “What characteristics in me do I wish others to follow and adopt and are they ones that will create fairness for all?”
- Ask yourself “What if my life were the only “bible” some people ever read?”
- Ask yourself “Do I actively exhibit the following: a good heart; Love and joy; peace; patience; kindness and goodness; faithfulness and gentleness and self control?”
And finally in you’re serving of others we need to remind ourselves “That God did not call us to have lots of friends but to be a friend” the words of Dr. Bill Anderson.
One community starts with you, and you are the community whether at work, with family, with friends, whatever your choice of faith or religion. Leadership begins and ends with who you are and what you do.