Human, Direct Thy Self


Idea from the Global Leadership Summit – Vineyard Cincinnati site.

I spent two days listening to thoughtful people share their current focuses on building leaders of character and integrity.

The central them this year was that everyone is a leader…from CEO to parent, from senior pastor to custodial staff, from boardroom to dining room.  If you lead no one else – you lead yourself! You either director your own play, or some thing else will.

You may not know this to be true, but it is.  Even if you float through life following the whims of the wind, you are still making choices about your personal leadership.  Is it not better to make informed, conscious choices? Which way is more likely to result in a life you really want? [1]

Take a minute – a purposeful pause – to think about just how well you are leading your own life.  Is it time to take the reins?  Or do you need to adjust your focus?  The best thing you can do for your family and your business is lead your life toward a place of meaning.  Good things come to those who do while they wait!


How well are you leading yourself?  Click here to request a flyer on personal leadership and see how you rate!  

Recommended Reading:

GRIT by Angela Duckworth

Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tim Rath

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success by Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, Sean Lynch

Oldies but goodies:

9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life by Dr. Henry Cloud

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Who Moved My Cheese by Ken Blanchard & Stephen Johnson

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl 

[1] Disclaimer: You may still not get the life of your dreams if you lead yourself, but the odds are significantly better than leaving the journey to chance or worse, in the hands of others, many of whom may not have your best interest in mind.

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