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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Want to Go Places (Part 4)?

Continued from yesterday... It has been said, “The person who keeps busy helping the one who is below him, won’t have time to envy the person who is above him.” Here are some additional ideas on how you can develop an attitude of contentment and fulfillment for where you are in the organization... 3. Engage in continual communication: One of the frustrations of leaders who aren’t in front or on top is that they are several steps removed from the source of the organization’s vision. And since the vision is constantly being shaped and formed, it’s important to engage in continual communication. If you’re “in” on the vision and continually keeping up-to-date, then you won’t be blindsided by changes or demoralized by being out of the loop. As a leader in the middle of the organization, being the recipient of communication is important, but equally or more important is communicating up. And that takes a great deal of effort because it does not occur naturally. It takes effort and intentionality. As you interact with your leaders, let them know how you are advancing the vision. 4. Gain experience and maturity: It has been said, “The arrogance of the young is the direct result of not having known enough consequences. The turkey that greedily approaches the farmer day after day as he tosses him grain is not wrong. It's just that no one ever told him about Thanksgiving.” Maturity doesn’t come automatically. Maturity does not come with age; it begins with the acceptance of responsibility. When you begin looking at your life and work with more experience and a longer-term view, being in front doesn’t seem as important. Focusing on the responsibilities with which you are entrusted wherever you are, and completing them with excellence, brings greater fulfillment than the position, title, or prestige one gets from being on the top. To be continued... As a leader, are you finding it difficult to be fulfilled where you are? Truth@Life can help. Call 248-396-6255 or email me at curtis.songer@gmail.com for a FREE consultation. For more info on help I can provide check out http://truthatlife.com/

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