Welcome to The SHAPE of a Leader. I write this blog with the SHAPE leadership development program (for women pastors) I lead in mind, but it is for all who are interested in leadership, faith, and the intersection of the two.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Man, This is hard!

I'm co-facilitating a weekly group studying authentic leadership.  This week, one of our group said, "man, stepping up to lead is hard work!"  Yep.   I suppose you could slide through life avoiding the really hard stuff, but then you would miss a lot of "possibility."  I guess that's where a lot of sayings come from:
-When the going gets tough, the tough get going
-If it were easy, everyone would do it
-Only the strong survive
-He who knows others is learned, he who knows self is wise
-And so on...

And not only is leadership hard, the real litmus test of whether you were a great leader happens AFTER you're gone - it's about the legacy you leave.  Definitely not an ego trip.

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