- What is present
- Do they have a sound vision
- Are the associates following the plan
- Can they see what is ahead
- Is the leader team in the loop and fully engaged?
All of these factors are very important. But equally important”¦I evaluate the person in charge. Is the leader fair, compassionate, vision oriented, and most importantly what kind of heart does the Leader have? Does it radiate confidence, compassion, integrity”¦a bigger vision of itself?
Ever hear of Elbert Hubbard? Here is his idea of a human being”¦and my idea of a Leader.
~ A Radiant Life ~
The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous,
powerful, or “good”, but simply to be radiant.
I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will.
I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear.
I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected – as ready to say “I do not know“, if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality – to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.
I wish others to live their lives, too – up to their highest, fullest, and
best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give
advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed.
If I can help people, I’ll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say,
I desire to be radiant – to radiate life.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)
Love, Life & Work
Roycroft Press, 1906