Brain-writing on Leadership LO6423

Kevin E Haurin/Picker (Kevin_E_Haurin/
4 Apr 96 18:29:59

Replying to LO6391 --

Scott Simmerman wrote:

"Yep. It's unlimited. I had a chance to visit a magnificent
cathedral in Dembosch (pardon the spelling) in The Netherlands. It
is old, inspirational, awe-inspiring, dominant and amazing. Being
a spiritual, but not a religious person, I seldom venture into
such places.

"But standing there, I was struck by a single thought:

"How can man conceive of and design such inspired structures,
enlist the energies of hundreds of craftsmen and laborers on a
project taking decades, complete an endeavor that leaves a lasting
legacy to people of all faiths and creeds, whilst at the same time
man chooses to live such individual lives of mediocrity.

"We can build inspired structures, yet we tend to lead lives with a
lack of vision and purpose. We can craft pipe organs that are 50
feet high and melodic and beautiful yet we play tunes that are
uninspired and dull."

Scott, I believe the builders were tapped into the human spirit, which is
the greatest store of potential within all of us. The builders of great
cathedrals and organs built them to the glory of their God not the glory
of humankind. People, as this list has discussed numerous times, are
motivated by the perceived reward they receive for their work. When that
reward is eternal life in heaven, then the impossible can become possible.

In my opinion, this is the secret of Vision. It is the ability to tap
into the spiritual store house within all of us and use that energy for
the perceived good of the individual. The key is to align the
individual's perception of what is good for him/her and the needs of the
organization. Many times, to their peril, organizations forget the
individual. When they do, they lose their ability to harness that
potential of greatness which is within all of us.

Kevin Haurin
Quality Driven Leadership Manager


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