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Action = Priorities

Your genuine priorities are exhibited by what you focus on and how you actually “spend” your valuable time.

Those actions and decisions have, thus far, lead you to where you are (or aren’t) today.

For passions that are truly a personal priority for you, you can find a way to make them become a reality (and given the dynamic nature of our lives, that vision can, and will, frequently change).

Your ultimate desires will be the ones that command your attention and awareness.  These are the activities in your life that matter the most to you.  This is where you MUST invest your time, interest and energy.

A sound prioritization process should provide you with the ability to determine what actions will bring both joy and fulfillment into your life, and into the lives of others!

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Given everything that I’ve read or heard about the man demonstrates that the World lost a truly great leader with the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela.

Mr. Mandela displayed exceptional compassion in choosing love over hate and living a life of forgiveness. Upon his release from Robben Island prison following 18 years of isolation, his position was that if you hate or have anger, the only way to have freedom is to just let it go, demonstrating no ill-will towards those that put or held him there.

My experience reveals that it is rare to find leaders that genuinely care about mankind, as well as all those supposedly served…employees, customers, business partners, shareholders AND community.  Studying the way Mandela behaved provides teachings for those in any leadership capacity, as well as how to live life in general.

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In the movie Gandhi, Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) is speaking to youthful leaders and this quote stood out: “Our best young minds assume an air of Eastern dignity while greedily assimilating every Western weakness as quickly as they can acquire it”.

That insightful, candid observation by Gandhi emphasized the concepts of honesty and integrity, while displaying one of the admirable traits I’ve noticed to be consistent amongst great leaders…candor.

Powerful leaders not only lead by example, but are able to instill an element of trust and cohesiveness throughout their teams and organizations.

Employees passionately follow dynamic leaders who can be counted on to “do what they say they are going to do”, and in turn hold their forces accountable with the same expectation.

The key element of candor is evident when everyone knows what the expectations are, where they stand, what is and isn’t working, and what collective actions must be taken to ensure continued success. Does your leadership style scream Candid Candor?

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