A year ago I was invited to the White House as one of 50 top social innovators. We heard some practical and inspiring stories about leadership. Many of them were from the grassroots team which had helped President Obama get elected.
I want to share a few ideas on leadership which I found helpful.
Michael, at White House: “Try to be…the same guy.”
\”He doesn’t get too high, he doesn’t get too low. He keeps focused on the goal. If you are winning or losing twenty minutes, you don’t focus on your goals.”
I love that we need to be ourselves. Michael points to the fact that no matter the external factors, we should strive to stay even, responsive and in the present moment. If we react to the external world, we are led by events, rather than being leaders ourselves.
Come back tomorrow for more thoughts on leadership!