You’re in a slump. You lost a major account this week. Your competition is bearing down on you. What do you do? Take a deep breath. Applaud your competition.
That’s what loving leaders do. Take it from Dennis Conner, America’s Cup yacht racing winner and the author of the book The Art of Winning:
“Keep an eye on the competition. Be glad they’re tough to beat.Dennis Conner, The Art of Winning
Your toughest competitors are your biggest allies in the art of winning.
They’re the ones who make you work harder, move faster, and think smarter.”
With the competition breathing down your neck, you could become King or Queen of the Forest as celebrated in this poem on symbiotic power from that prolific author Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous:
The tree that never had to fight,
For sun and sky and air and light
That stood out in the open plain and
Always got its share of rain
Never became a forest king,
But lived and died a scrubby thing.
For more ideas on leading with honor that challenges your sense of duty consider purchasing a 300-page book now available on Amazon. com filled with 77 short stories (5-minute reads called Leadership Mints) on examples from business, sports and politics.
It’s titled: LOVING Like a Leader with Empathy– one of three books in The Leadership Mints Series designed to help leaders refresh their feeling for leading. And as a bonus, the postscript titled– BUSINESS: A HUMAN EXPERIENCE — shares the impetus for this book on empathy impacting the bottom line.The two other books in The Leadership Mints Series -now available on Amazon.com — include THINKING Like a Leader with Clarity and SPEAKING Like a Leader with Civility.
What ‘s a Leadership Mint?
Consumed like a breath mint — quick and on-the-go — a Leadership Mint is a short story that energizes leadership behaviors and personalizes leadership principles so they are more easily remembered, more readily acted upon and more fully applied.