The way to go

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 4th Feb 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is not my opinion, this is a reality for me. It may be concise and to the point, but it gets my total point across about realistic leadership that works, versus unrealistic leadership that does not work.

What I want for myself, I want for everyone!

I start out with this article title quoting Samuel "Golden Rule" Jones for a reason. When you or anyone are a genuine leader, you lead by example and benefiting everyone like you would benefit yourself. It is not "me first", "big title me" or whatever.

I told my Mom last night the quote this article started with, "What I want for myself, I want for everyone", and she pretty much smirked and asked "are you sure?" at first. I realized that I was serious, but she made me really think about the real import of good leadership that does work.

Then my Mom and I watched an interview with Richard Dreyfuss right after the conversation above about the actor playing Bernard Madoff on the Tavis Smiley show. I thought to myself, Bernard Madoff the man and the Richard Dreyfuss character of Bernard Madoff is the "poster boy" that goes against all that I believe and understand sure, but maybe there is something valuable in there that I can internalize that will make my understanding "pop" to help others.

So here it is: A real leader thinks of themselves first, last and all the time, yet what the real leader wants for themselves they genuinely want for all others in a genuinely compassionate way. Bernard Madoff did the exact opposite of that, he wanted to look good and rich to others while bilking even himself and all around him in a not compassionate way. In the end, he did not have the long-range reality of a real leader. He had the short-range "look important", be appealing and have a good time of a real con-artist.

Leaders, real leaders want what is good for themselves and all that they lead. This is where the genuine follower does not have vision, but can easily be molded well by a good leader if there is power there to act and fulfill.

So, when I write about "what I want for myself, I want for everyone" this is what I mean: I have a vision, a genuine vision and I want to fulfill that vision like I genuinely want for myself and everyone involved with me, and not involved with me. It is definite.


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author avatar JoshuaClayton
I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California, USA. I used to write under a few aliases, but now I have nothing to hide and write mostly under my own name. I write mostly on self-help topics.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
5th Feb 2016 (#)

Interesting to read about others expressions on items like this..

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