This is awesome, the accent makes me raugh out roud (ROR).
From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell
Date: January 20 2016
Title: Develop Relationships Before Starting Out
From: Your Road Map to Success
John Maxwell points out leaders often attempt to steer group of people without understanding them. Perhaps it stems from our archetypal conception of leadership, or a product of individualistic paradigms inherent to being American. In any case he believes before the start of a “journey” get to know the people you will lead. He goes so far as to say “find out what makes them tick…”. Further Maxwell challenges the reader to try this with their children, to take them outside of their normal environment and they will soon see they learn more about their child’s identity then normal.
“It will develop your relationship in ways it hasn’t before, and it will help you grow.”
Action: Get out of your normal environment today with someone you lead.
The month January is clearly built on a theme of self-reflective understanding, while learn to develop skills to better build the relationships for success. I find today’s entry interesting because in Jim Collins’ best selling From Good to Great, Collins asserts the following:
“For no matter what we achieve, if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life. But if we spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect – people we really enjoy being on the bus with and who will never disappoint us – then we will almost certainly have a great life, no matter where the bus goes.”
Collins in his book even reveals its better to pick the passengers who will get on the bus before the bus decides the final destination. If you i.e. this notion into the Maxwell entry today, essentially you have to pick the right people to get on the bus, build intimate relationships with them, then decide where the hell the bus is going.