gallery The shadow of Leadership~

Leadership is not for everyone.It truly is a path less traveled. And with good reason!

I certainly did not think it was for me, and really did my best to avoid it. But in order to successfully accomplish my life’s goal, it is a necessary skill I must continue to develop and perfect.

I invite those of you who are unfamiliar with the shadow side of leading, to consider the following -before you pursue the crown.

I have learned much of what you will read here, the hard way. It is my hope that it will help those who are interested in becoming a leader, see a more realistic image of the role.

It is important to understand, leadership is not all accomplishments, and accolades.

There is no shame in deciding the burden is not for you. Many livelihoods do not require that you to be a leader, to do what you love~

 

If you do not like being the “bad” guy, do not go into leadership.

If you do not like having to take full responsibility for the choices others make while on your watch, don’t go into leadership.

If you prefer to be popular and well liked, do not go into leadership.

If you do not like being the ‘odd man out’ among your peers, don’t go into leadership.

If you do not like being accountable for things you did not do personally, do not go into leadership.

If you do not like being alone, don’t go into leadership.

If you do not appreciate furious late night phone calls from your crew, do not go into leadership.

If you do not want to be blamed for the actions of others, do no go into leadership.

If you cannot handle being lied about, do not go into leadership.

If you cannot handle be lied to, don’t go into leadership.

If you get offended easily, do not go into leadership.

If you cannot deal with the weight of the world on your shoulders, don’t go into leadership.

If you do not like the unforeseen to change your routine, do not go into leadership.

If you believe those who claim loyalty, actually are -do not go into leadership

If you loathe hidden agendas, do not go into leadership.

If it bothers you to be misquoted, don’t go into leadership.

If you truly believe all humans are trustworthy, do not go into leadership.

If you can’t handle bad press, do not go into leadership.

If it hurts you to be misunderstood, do not go into leadership.

If you are not comfortable making decisions that effect the life’s of others, don’t go into leadership.

If you do not want unfounded negative energy directed towards you, do not go into leadership.

If you cannot admit when you are wrong, do not go into leadership.

If you prefer to see only the positive side of humanity, don’t go into leadership.

If you are the type who wants to be loved by all, do not go into leadership.

If you do not have a strong sense of self, do not go into leadership.

If you cannot take criticism of any kind, do not go into leadership.

If you think the money compensates for the stress of leading, do not go into leadership.

If you care about how others perceive you, do not go into leadership.

If you want more time with your family, don’t go into leadership.

If you like to leave work at work, don’t go into leadership.

If you do not like being critiqued by the clueless, do not go into leadership.

If you do not like sleepless nights, do not go into leadership.

If you prefer to avoid worry, do not go into leadership.

If you do not want to be the subject of rumors, don’t go into leadership.

If you are hiding something, anything -do not go into leadership.

If you cannot handle betrayal, do not go into leadership.

If you value a peaceful life, don’t go into leadership.

If you need respect, recognition and/or rewards in order to do your best work, don’t go into leadership.

If you think crowns do not have thorns, absolutely do not go into leadership!!

 

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(no doubt this one will be expanded upon, as I learn more)

 

 

 

13 comments

  1. I swear I’m not being weird lol your blog dings me in email lol. Yes you’re 100% right. I will avoid it until the cows come home. I don’t like it. That’s Okay, I’m an advocate. I’m the mediator..the hype man..the marketer. I am not a leader an that is okay❤

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  2. This is Charles from the members portal.
    YOU ARE SO RIGHT. Leaders are almost always under appreciated. Also most leaders do not make as much as there employees, mainly because they are salary and not entitled to the over time. So they put in a ton of time with no extra pay. While employees that work a ton of over time, get the over time pay.
    Keep writing your blogs, we enjoy reading them.

    (LET THE LIGHT SHINE)

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  3. It is so true. Those who are mingling and try to be liked have no clue to the mantle of leadership. Your chioces will be scrutinized, decisions questioned, any good action will be turned against you. You have to make unpopular decisions to those who can’t see that sometimes you don’t like them either, but have to be made. Always someone thinks they can do better, but when it.comes down to it they won’t decide. When that happens chaos reigns. Decisive action whether it is popular or not need to be done. Can’t make an omelette without cracking open eggs same goes for a leader.

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