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I attended a course last week that was an amazing birthday gift from someone very near and dear to me.  I went in skeptical and came out with more new skills that I could have hoped for.

It was put on by the Roy Group and called the Leader’s Discipline.  http://www.roygroup.net/0911/

The course taught me many things about being the leader I want to be.  Most importantly, to help others occupy the ground and affect the field as leaders.

I took so many things away from this course but the most prevalent was my ability to really “show up” for people.  Make that ten minutes that I give them, theirs.  I to often find myself multitasking, trying to do more, faster, better, more efficiently.  I now realize more than ever, it is so important to give people time and full attention to help them achieve excellence.  Wouldn’t we want the same?

As zag creative group inc. grows and hires and moulds itself, I truly want it to be a place that employees choose to come work because there is top level leadership, opportunity and coaching that is not available in every organization.  I want to work with and train emerging leaders so that they can choose to stay and make zag creative group inc. their home or move onto truly wonderful futures elsewhere and make a difference.  This is one facet of success to me.

I want to leave you with a passage that I found truly amazing that was shared with me in the Leader’s Discipline.

The Contract – A word from the led –

And in the end we follow them –

not because we are paid,

not because we might see some advantage,

not because of the things they have accomplished,

not even because of the dreams they dream,

but simply because of who they are;

the man, the woman, the leader, the boss,

standing up there when the wave hits the rock,

passing out faith and confidence like life jackets,

knowing the currents, holding the doubts,

imagining the delights and terrors of every landfall;

captain, pirate, and parent by turns,

the bearer of our countless hopes and expectations.

We give them our trust. We give them our effort.

What we ask in return is that they stay true.

William Ayot

One response to “Leadership”

  1. jamie kelln jamie kelln says:

    great passage Al!

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