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The Law of The Big MO
Momentum Is A Leaders Best Friend
Why is momentum a leaders best friend? Many times momentum is the only thing that makes the difference between losing and winning. When you have no momentum, even the simplest tasks seem impossible. Small problems look insurmountable. Morale is low. The future appears dark.
On the other hand when you have momentum on your side, the future looks bright, obstacles seem small, and troubles seem inconsequential. Here are seven (7) insights about momentum.
Momentum Is The Great Exaggerator
We see this in the sports world many times. It seems when momentum shows up, every shot is made and every obstacle is conquered. In this sense momentum is like a magnifying glass, it makes things seem larger than they really are.
Momentum Makes Leaders Look Better Than They Are
When leaders have momentum on their side, people think they are geniuses. They look past their shortcomings. They forget the mistakes the leader made. Momentum changes everyone’s perspective of a leader. People like associating with a winner.
Momentum Helps Followers Perform Better Than They Are
Average people can perform far above average in an organization with great momentum. When leadership is strong and there is momentum in an organization, people are motivated and inspired to perform at higher levels.
Momentum Is Easier To Steer Than To Start
If you have ever been water-skiing, you know that it is harder to get up on the water than to steer once you are up on top. Getting started is a struggle, once you are moving you can do some amazing things.
Momentum Begins Inside The Leader
It has been said that you cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it burns within yours. People do what people see! If you are not sold on the idea, no will follow.
Momentum Is The Most Powerful Change Agent
It takes a leader to create momentum! The story of Steve Jobs buying the computer graphics division from Lucasfilm Ltd and renamed Pixar – well the rest is history.
Momentum Is The Leaders Responsibility
It takes a leader to create momentum. Followers can catch it. Management can use it to their benefit. Everyone reaps the benefits. Creating momentum starts with a visionary leader. If th
The Law of Priorities
Leaders Understand That Activity Is Not Necessarily Accomplishment
Stephen Covey once exclaimed, “A leaders is the one who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation and yells, ‘Wrong jungle!’” There are times that you must evaluate and re-prioritize the direction of your life. John Maxwell gives us a three step process of evaluation.
What is Required?
The key question is, “What must I do that no one else can do for me?” If we are doing something that is not necessary, then get rid of it. As you get older your list of things that only you can do should be getting shorter.
What Gives The Greatest Return?
People are more productive and more content when their work is within their natural gifting and strengths. Ideally leadership should get out of their comfort zone and stay in their strength zone.
What Brings The Greatest Reward?
Tim Redmond of the Leadership Institute stated “There are many things that catch my eye, but there are only a few things that will catch my heart.” Life is too short to do things that you do not love or enjoy.
The Law of Sacrifice
A Leader Must Give Up To Go Up
He are four key things to understand about the Law of Sacrifice.
There Is No Success Without Sacrifice
Every person who has ever obtained success in life has made great sacrifice. Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else and for everything you have gained, you lose something.” Life is a series of trade-offs, one thing for another.
Leaders Are Often Asked To Give Up More Than Others
The heart of leadership is putting others ahead of yourself. It’s doing what is best for the team. It has been said that becoming a leader, you lose the right to think about yourself.
You Must Keep Giving Up To Stay Up
If leaders must give up to go up, then they have to give up even more to stay up. Sacrifice is an ongoing process, not a one-time payment. Many times we assume that if we win big once, we can duplicate that win over again.
The Higher The Level of Leadership The Greater The Sacrifice
Think about an auction. The higher the bid the fewer the people that are willing to pay. Think about the highest position of leadership in our nation – the Office of President. Have you considered the sacrifice to be in that office?
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