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"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up."
Martin Niemoller

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Leadership Notes -- Thoughts on Leading People and Making a Difference in Organizations

Word count this issue: 232

Estimated reading time:  1.25 minutes

 

At the end of last week’s issue of Leadership Notes I promised a fundamental question for emerging leaders, after I had asked one of ‘senior leaders.’ Given that only 14 people looked at that article, I can only assume that I missed the mark with you! :)

 

A change in direction is then called for!

 

Ernest Hemingway said, “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” This is not simply about making more money than last year, that’s a simple measure. Are you a better person, are you better parent, a better child, a better partner, a better colleague? This is about our ability to learn and adapt at any and all ages.

 

3 great questions to ask yourself as you learn and adapt are:

 

  • ‘What is amiss in trying to be the best person I can be?’ 
  • ‘What do I need to do to free the resources within me to be the best person I can be?
  • “What would I look like/who would I be if I were the best person I could be?

 

 

All three are designed to bring you deeper into yourself so that you are able to find the true nobility that lies within.