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TRULY

True leaders seldom seek leadership but are  frequently followed.
True leaders are not compliant, they are true to their own ethics.
True leaders recognize, accept and attempt to share Love.
True leaders do not seek to prove but to discover Truth.
True leaders do not compete, they encourage.
True leaders allow others to be themselves.
True leaders don’t advise, they listen.
True leaders serve when needed.
True leaders are often despised.
True leaders are curious.
True leaders are us.
True leaders are.
Truth leads.
Truly.


Leadership: A Love Story.
Lee Broom.

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THE BEGGAR AND THE BUSINESS MAN

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He appears from the darkness in silence; He may have been there for hours.

Like the minute hand on my Omega, I failed to notice him at first.

“Hello”.

I speak; he glares.

“Hello”

The tattered apparition holds his gaze.

“May I pass please?” I attempt to move around him. “I beg of you please, may I pass?”

He remains silent. His eyes hold mine. What are they telling me? He’s wearing a badly soiled, well-tailored, senatorially pinstriped suit, crafted apparently for a taller man in a different time, most certainly a better defined neighborhood. His attire assumes a sadness; a life of poverty? Perhaps a recently downgraded lifestyle forced upon him by difficult times?

I step to my right – he steps to his left.

“Please” I implored, “My lunch hour is over. I need to get back to my desk.” Neither a minute flick of lash nor hint of furrowed brow.

I breathe deeply and attempt to relax the imagined lines in my forehead. He remains implacable; an immovable stoic with an unknown plan. What does he have on his mind. His left hand is hidden in the left trouser pocket where gentlemen account for their coins. Is he holding a weapon? A switch-blade?

I move to the left – he to the right.

“Are you hungry? There is a warm dinner roll in my doggie bag. I had one of these for lunch; delicious. I think you’ll enjoy it.”

I raised the offering; no response.

I deke to the right and quickly left. Had I been wearing a weathered, fifty year-old, hand tailored, poorly fitting suit I might have thought for a moment that I was dancing at a street corner, practicing moves before a mirror.

Mulling momentarily: “How much to cross the street?”

“Fifty Cents”: I offer a dollar; his left hand withdraws from the left trouser pocket and places two quarters into my open palm.

The disheveled entrepreneur steps to his left.

The light turns green.

As I cross the street, I scold myself. “I was the beggar; that man in the dirty ragged suit was a succesful businessman.”

Truly

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True leaders do not seek leadership; though are often discovered. 
True leaders are not compliant, they are true to their own ethics.
True leaders recognize, accept and attempt to share Love.
True leaders do not seek to prove but to discover Truth.
True leaders do not compete, they encourage.
True leaders allow others to be themselves.
True leaders don’t advise, they listen.
True leaders serve when needed.
True leaders are often despised.
True leaders are curious.
True leaders are us.
True leaders are.
Truth leads.
Truly

From Leadership: A Love Story. 
Lee Broom.

You are your own secret weapon.

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You are your own secret weapon.

Your friends and coworkers understand what you are doing when you describe life. They understand that you are very careful in your description of details.  They understand that you are sharing so others can profit from your experience.

And then there are The Interpreters. The interpreter may think that your attention to detail reveals that you are either complaining or bragging.

Complaining is an indirect way of asking for help. So is bragging. The Interpreter must interpret when confused by honesty. Indirectness and a lack of self-awareness are the tools of The Interpreter.

Sharing on the other hand, contributes to the good of all.

When the Interpreter asks how you are doing, say GREAT. To do otherwise would impede growth for all concerned.

“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” is a great metaphor for the Detailer who is surrounded by Interpreters.

It is possible to be surrounded by a single Interpreter. Be still; it will soon be over.

This remark is mildly sarcastic. Sarcasm attempts to bridge the gap between complaining and sharing.

You are your own secret weapon. Your gift will grow when shared.

Until one understands…

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Until one understands Love, one’s only protective device is Fear.

Until one  understands Fear, one’s only protective device is Love.

During gestation one’s primary protective device is Love.

With birth the new life is introduced to Fear.

 

When serving customers or when wanting to offer your company’s product for sale are you operating from a base of Love or of Fear?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

When you are introduced to a new product or a new idea are you cautious or are you curious?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 

 

Until one understands…

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Until one understands Love, one’s only protective device is Fear.

Until one  understands Fear, one’s only protective device is Love.

During gestation one’s primary protective device is Love.

With birth the new life is introduced to Fear.

 

When serving customers or when wanting to offer your company’s product for sale are you operating from a base of Love or of Fear?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

When you are introduced to a new product or a new idea are you cautious or are you curious?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITY NOW

 

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OPPORTUNITY NOW

Opportunity exists only in the present moment.

Opportunity is Formless.

Accepting Opportunity is the act of Adding Form to Formlessness.

Opportunity is not something that comes only once in a lifetime.

Opportunity does not present only to the Lucky, the Gifted and the Wise.

Opportunity arrives twenty-four hours a day in the form of pictures, ideas and dreams.

The primary impediment to the recognition of opportunity is a lack of self-awareness. Though this condition is normal and provides an occasional benefit, it sometimes prevents us from the acknowledgement of the millions of opportunities to improve our quality of life that arrive within each of us every day of our lives.

So, how does one prevent the pain of missed opportunities? There is no such danger; one does not grieve the unknown unless they enjoy grief.

To experience opportunity, we need only do what is before us.

AND TRUST.