Blogs Recommended for Facilitators
Leadership blogs that help Facilitators to motivate their team members to be at their best.
Anyone who has seen the movie, “Finding Nemo” remembers the seagulls. “Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine” was their constant cry.
As leaders we can sometimes mimic the seagulls.
My knowledge: “Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine”
My experience: “Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine”
My position: “Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine”
I recently realized that if I count my role as the vice president of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) of Pacoima, I have been in leadership roles for almost 40 years! OMG! Am I that doggone old? Evidently.
So what do I have to show for all of these years of experience?
Well, for one thing I have learned that being in charge is glamorous but being a leader is hard; es muy dificil.
I have bought my share of books on how to become a good leader. Almost certainly they contained nuggets of wisdom; but by necessity, those books contained cookie-cutter approaches because they are designed to be generally applicable.
In addition, I grew up as a leader looking for role models (and buying books by and about them). For a while I believed that my best path to success as a leader was to emulate my role models.
Thus, my default setting when equipping leaders was to ask them to do what I was doing, find a model or a role model to emulate; sometimes I was that role model, sharing my experiences with others in order to replicate myself in them.
Books Recommended for Facilitators
Upcoming: Boomerang Change: Transformational Leadership Begins with Me. An insightful book written by Greg that highlights the benefits to organizations when leaders first look to transform themselves before trying to transform their organizations.
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