Leadership Essays and Articles
Leadership Is A Perception
By Pauline Douglas Inner Quest
Inner Quest Leadership Articles
A Favourite Quote:
"Leadership is not a magnetic personality - that can just as well be a glib tongue.
Leadership is not 'making friends and influencing people' - that is flattery.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. " ... Peter Drucker
Leadership is a Perception
Success is a Perception ~ Failure is a Perception
The only difference between the billionaire and park dweller is Self-Perception.
Perception is a bit like snakes and ladders, we are all either on an upward climb towards personal achievement or on the downward slide to a void of powerlessness and misconception.
Who was it who said, "What we perceive we can conceive?"
Our perceptions are made up from the experiences of our lives, past and present and can be nurtured and trained to achieve success beyond our wildest dreams. On the other hand, seemingly, insurmountable obstacles can throw us into a perceptive nose dive that can sabotage our Leadership strength and damage our personal and business confidence.
Everybody can be powerful yet ... many remain caught in a pit of negative emotions, fears, judgments, victim mentality and preconceived notions.
These very attitudes kill off relationships, businesses and self-respect.
Fortunately, they are only learned habit responses to some of the tougher times we have had to deal with in life and with the smallest amount of work, they can be eliminated from our lives for ever.
By altering our own Perception, we can alter the Perceptions of those around us.