Teaching Leadership LO7113

William J. Hobler, Jr. (bhobler@cpcug.org)
Wed, 01 May 1996 20:09:17 -0400

Replying to LO7074 --

Michael Erickson wrote

>I also am a "staff" person who interacts at multiple levels in our
>organization. I find myself leading through "inspiration". I simply get
>excited about ideas and find myself talking to people about them

Hit it square on Michael. I don't know whether its inspiration or
enthusiasm. But leaders find that fire in the belly to get people
thinking and moving. Leaders are not written into the organizational
chart. They are simply names. Leadership is personal, much of our
disappointment is that people are placed in positions in which they should
lead and are not prepared for it. Obviously you get to carry the ball.
If you like the role go for it.

>I don't know where leadership comes from, unless it comes out of the
>passions of the individual.

Call it fire in the belly.



Reflection without action is sloth, Action without reflection is busyness Both are useless - think - do it

bhobler@cpcug.org Bill Hobler

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