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Leadership To The Core

October 29, 2009 0 Comments

Leadership often comes down to quick decisive action by selecting what seems to be the right choice. But how do you know what is the right choice? What appears to be the best option may in the long run be devastating.

A great leader will always have some standard to judge their choices. Will choice “A or B” line up against this standard? This standard should always line up with the core values and principles of the leader and/or organization.

Core values and principles should be the deep held beliefs and standards that are immovable. They should never be compromised even if their is a chance for a positive outcome.

These core values and principles could be one’s ethical standards, such as complete honesty and fair dealing, or it could be the commitment to not operate outside the vision and/or mission of the company. A new product or service could hold the potential to be very profitable, but in the long run it could be a major distraction and cause the primary business to suffer.

So what are your core values and principles ? What are your standards? Are they well defined? When you are faced with a major decision, take time to ask yourself the question, “If I make this choice, will it violate my core value and principles? If it does, are you really sure you want to go down that path?


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I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 30 years. We currently live in McDonough Georgia with our daughter. Our two boys have left the nest and we have two wonderful grand kids. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Bear.