Welcome to the May 1, 2015 Post Game Show for Mojo Friday!
Today, TexDem asks if you are a Leader or a Manager? Ask that question of our politicians ... at the local, state and national level. They're not managers. The vast majority of them clearly aren't leaders.
What's that phrase from my Texas colleagues, "S/He couldn't pour shit out of a boot if if the directions were on the heel"?
Most of them are followers. Not inspired by something else, but pulled by the nose by the people and funders they pander too. If you removed their ring, could they lead? could they manage? I think most of them would drop in place until someone came by with a replacement ring.
While TexDem spoke about Leading vs. Managing, I think there is a leader variant worth calling out. That is Stewardship. Stewardship recognizes that what you are responsible and accountable for isn't yours. It belongs to a larger group. Stewardship leadership means that you need to understand what the needs of that larger group are, and lead and manage in that context. It isn't yours to do, willy nilly, whatever you'd like. And that, too, is where most of our politicians fail.
Because, in the end, most of them seem to think it's there for them ("grab the brass ring") and then to hell with anyone else ("full steam ahead, damn the torpedos!"). Good political leadership is good stewardship. And we so rarely, rarely see it. We deserve better.
Why don't we use our voting power to get better?
And now for the fun.
Today's Mojo Friday diary is Mojo Friday - Are You a Leader or a Manager? - Edition
The Mojo Friday Postgame is a statistical analysis of the Mojo Friday diary that is posted every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET. For further info please check out Jez's 'Official' "Mojo Friday Snecktionary" MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.
Participation-est: bjedward, VClib, Yasuragi
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Thanks to our most excellent host, TexDem!
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