Monday, July 18, 2016

Quote of the Week - Thomas Fuller

Thomas Fuller was (1601-1661) an English Churchman, Historian, and Author, although I could find no reference to him as a sailor. Regardless of his history with vessels of water, his statement is correct, especially today. As Gandhi once said, "I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people."

Strength is no longer the primary or sole factor attributing to leadership.  Skill is required in this day and time, because people have options and knowledge. You cannot force a person to follow, and the more you try, the faster your team will run.

What skills are necessary for a leader? Vision, Planning, Problem Solving, Communication, in point of fact the list is long. However, sometimes the greatest strength isn't of muscle but of will, yet another factor or leadership.

Rather than ask what skills are necessary, instead, lets ask what skill is most often missing? What are your thoughts? Comment below and let me know, let's start a discussion!

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