Monday, March 10, 2014

The power of leadership

The slavery of being in dependence

Is it time we study leadership?
Just giving does not solve the long term community problems. Pure giving creates dependence from false abundance, a subtle and cruel form of slavery. Are we propagating dependence in our communities? Leaders cast a vision and influence others to come along. Could our leaders be influencing in the wrong direction? Who are the leaders in our community? Where there are no leaders, there are no visions, and as a consequence, people suffer and perish. Can you imagine the following vision for your community?

1.      Our community is known for reading and education.
2.      Our community is known for entrepreneurship.
3.      Our community is known for natural resources preservation.
4.      Our community is known for harnessing the diversity in people.
5.      Our community is known for being least dependent on federal government assistance.
6.      Our community is known for getting people out of poverty.
7.      Our community is known for its faith, family, fitness, freedom, finance, friends, fun, and following.

Great community leaders take a stance by speaking out loud what others are whispering during times of uncertainty.What are your community rankings? Are you proud for being the number one community for non-profits in the nation? Are we teaching dependence instead of responsibility and freedom? Could we be suffering from a serious lack of the right leadership? Could the blind be leading the blind?

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in America? Pass these nuggets to others.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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