I like to identify with people. For they are life.
When I originally drafted my 4 stages of leadership in 2012 I was working at a Drug Rehabilitation Center in Upper New York in my Human Resources Operational role.
Those 12 months changed my life.
That’s where I found real leadership change. Not from the obvious sources. Not from books but from seeing human souls change, and that’s a wonderful and ever lasting experience.
It came from those who needed to change, for them there was no where else to go, for them to change who they were, what they had becomes was the only way for a future.
Leadership comes from within but it is more than that it comes because somewhere along the way often there are people who can help you “see the new path”. The strength in you is to embrace it.
Internal fortitude is realized and sustained when there is an awakening of the soul that we all need help in our lives.
And the quality of the life we create is about the relationships we build the memories we make, the laughter the tears and hugs and the friendships.
For many who follow the “12 steps” there has to be a burning desire to become someone else, a better self. I found that the 12 steps are a source of thoughtful reading that we could all do well to read.
After all we are all in need of some “rehabilitation”.
I found that the road to recovery questions the very essence, the very being of a human soul.
I also found and admired the counsellors who became mentors and the support system and the role that they took in changing lives.
I found the path to REAL LEADERSHIP is no different for any of us.
I dedicate this posting to all the souls who have travelled down the path of recovery and come out the other side for they learned that leadership comes from within but much more they are the leaders who change the world.
This is also a thoughtful reminder to those who I had the pleasure and privilege to work with in Saranac Lake, NY. For you truly change lives and change the world! You do blessed work.
HRMexplorer – 2016