Welcome to Day 1703 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
A Good Leader – Daily Wisdom
Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1703 of our Trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. Proverbs 16:16How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver! If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget:
Today’s quote is from Franklin D. Roosevelt,and it is: A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.
A Good Leader
One aspect of being a good leader is to make sure those you are supposed to be leading are still following you. Unfortunately, one lesson that I had to learn as a young leader of our company and other organizations is that I was moving forward at such a brisk pace that I lost sight of those who were supposed to follow. Not only that, as my wonderful bride would have to remind me, I had not only left my followers in the dust, I just plowed over several followers in my haste to move forward. So as a leader of others, whether you are young or old, keep in mind that you need to assure that you are still being followed and that your team knows where they are heading. So, every once in a while, put yourself in the shoes of your followers and ask this question: Would I be willing to follow this person? There are many facets needed to be an excellent leader, and there are several ways to develop leadership qualities. One way is through practice. Be aware of the skills you need to develop and find opportunities to use those skills. Another way is through professional development through the use of a mentor or training course. Finally, as with every aspect of life, always be humble and willing to learn.
But among you, it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.
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Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.
As we take this Trek together, let us always:
Live Abundantly (Fully)
Lend to others Generously
Lead with Integrity
Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to ’Keep Moving Forward,’ ‘Enjoy your Journey,’ and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday’! See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!