A recent campaign where I posted thoughts on leadership awakened a love of writing and posing thoughts for comment and discussion.  In fact it's been almost 5 years since my last blogging post and to be honest, I've missed it.

I think I'll get back in the saddle.

Here are just some thoughts after this last leadership assignment ended.

  • Leaders always lead... that's what Maxwell says.  A leader will naturally gravitate to a group or organization that needs their skills and their gifting.  I'm hoping that's true.  I find myself without assignment at the moment but I'm hoping that I'll be back in the saddle again soon.

  • Leaving a leadership position gives you time to think about things.  I've rerun scenarios in my mind of situations where my leadership was good and where my leadership was bad.  By looking back I can learn from the outcomes and I can position myself again in the future to respond differently or more effectively.   Certainly I can learn from my own experiences

  • I have learned about communication and particularly when things are clear in my mind that I need to be clear and concise in my mind to communicate that passion clearly.  Sometimes in the fog of the moment of leadership it's so clear to you that it's foggy to others.  As the old saying goes "if it's a mist in the pulpit, it's a fog in the pew".  It must be crystal clear what the message is.
  • Most of all I've learned that servant leadership is the most effective type of leadership.  Yes--a leader must make decisions, but a servant leader has been in and among the organization enough to know what is best for the organization.   High castle leadership makes decision that is best for leadership---servant leaders lead from the bottom up.

Here's to being back in the saddle again---on to the next assignment.