Will you lead?

 

Launching the Leadership Revoluition by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward

Launching the Leadership Revolution

Where are the leaders?

“We find ourselves in a time when leadership is sorely needed.  From the chaos, confusion and rampant mediocrity that we find in our schools, churches, workplaces, families, personal lives, national politics and international relations, the same questions seem to echo: “Will somebody please lead?” “Isn’t there anybody who can fix this?” “Is there anyone who can make sense of all this?” “Is there anyone who cares enough to take responsibility for improvement here?” “Where are the leaders?” “Do heroes even exist anymore?””

Our government education system doesn’t want leaders

Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward asked those questions and studied leaders and those who study leaders and developed a leadership training manual called Launching the Leadership Revolution.  They lay out a system for developing the leader within and assure that leaders are not born as leaders.  They learn leadership and live as leaders.  You won’t get this training in schools because schools are designed to create followers, pale shadows of the real leaders we are meant to be.  Every man and woman today should be a leader;  first of themselves, second of their family and when needed for their community and country.

Leaders are demeaned today

If you need evidence of the devaluation of leadership in our education, you need only look at how the leaders that created the genius of the United States have been devalued and demeaned.  Our country was designed to be a country of leaders with a government to serve us.  It has become  a nation of sheep looking for the next meal and living at the mercy of benign oppression.

Are you a sheep or a citizen?

Sheep don’t need to learn leadership.  Citizens do.  Awaken your inner leader.  Don’t think that you don’t have what it takes because if you can think, you can learn.  And if you  want to learn leadership, I don’t know a better place to start than with Launching the Leadership Revolution.

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  • Gurl May 24, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Hey, Ralph.
    I suppose I have another book to add to my “to read” list 🙂 Our schools don’t teach leadership much if at all… but even worse PARENTS don’t teach it any more. Parents have, for the most part, started relying too much on the school systems to teach their kids and are giving away their rights as parents to ensure their children have all the education a well rounded person needs. Okay..I’ll save the rest of THAT rant for COC 😉
    .-= Gurl´s last blog ..Why Blogging Scares Me =-.

  • Ralph May 24, 2010, 5:05 pm

    Gurl,
    You are so right about parents. Nobody seems to feel responsible any more. I’m glad to find that some younger folks find this disturbing and are willing to step up.
    .-= Ralph´s last blog ..Will you lead? =-.

  • Steve Scott Site May 24, 2010, 6:05 pm

    You are both right. Schools don’t stress leadership the way they used to, and that’s sad because students may not learn to stand up for themselves. As you know I’m a pretty self-sufficient guy, but had I not realized that I could take charge of my own life and do my own thing, I’d be stuck with a job I hate.
    .-= Steve Scott Site´s last blog ..Please Do Me a Favor… =-.

    • Ralph May 25, 2010, 7:04 am

      Steve,
      You seem to have survived school just fine or at least recovered. From things that you said, you have a great father who helped you along the way. This is another thing missing these days as Gurl points out. I suspect without your Dad, it might have taken you longer.

  • mark May 24, 2010, 6:50 pm

    Hi Ralph,

    Great thoughts here. I especially like that you pointed out one of our problems in education. Its funny because when GWB was running for president, I remember people saying they liked him because they felt they had something in common with him. As if it was a good idea to put an average guy in power.

    While I am not looking for a political debate, and I understand that (some) people can be afraid of smarter people, that never made sense to me.

    I like what you have started here. Thanks for the link to the site for that book.

    You might also want to check out nicholascardot.com. Nick recently started blogging about leadership, and I think he has a great way of looking at the world.

    Have a great day!
    .-= mark´s last blog ..Is Work/Life Balance just a scam? =-.

    • Ralph May 25, 2010, 7:01 am

      Mark,
      Welcome and thanks for your thoughts. It is funny now that when I was in school, I believed that being like the people in charge was my path to success. I somehow got the understanding that education was learning how to think and then I forgot and got caught up in education as job training. Two entirely different things and it took a long time for me to get my head straight again.

  • Jody Connell May 31, 2010, 7:48 am

    Hey Ralph,
    Thank you for sharing the link and information to this book. My boys are six and ten years old. And, this book will definitely be on “mom’s reading list” when they reach ninth grade.
    I buy extra workbooks, print materials from education sites, and visit the library often with the kids. I don’t know where the future of this country is headed with the lack of EVERYTHING in the education system and the lack of EVERYTHING in the home place.
    Teachers do not have the materials, parents do not have the ambition, time or patience. It is really sad to compare today’s youth to only fifty years ago.

    Thank You,
    Jody
    .-= Jody Connell´s last blog ..I’d Like to go to Prague =-.

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