Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Leadership Promises - Bloom Where You are Planted

"The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent."  Exodus 33:11 (NIV).
Leadership Promises - Bloom Where You are Planted
Rare are the people who begin their careers as stars. And those who do sometimes find that their success is like that of some child actors: After a brief flash in the pan, they are never able to recapture the attention they got early on.

Most successful people go through an apprenticeship or period of seasoning. Look at quarterback Joe Montana, who was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2000. He spent two years on the bench as a backup before being named the San Francisco 49ers starter. And as he was breaking records and leading his team to Super Bowls, the person who sat on the bench as a backup to him was Steve Young, another great quarterback.

Some talented team members are recognized early for their great potential and are groomed to succeed. Others labor in obscurity for years - learning, growing, and gaining experience. Then after a decade of hard work, they become "overnight successes". Given the right encouragement, training, and opportunities, nearly anyone with desire has the potential to emerge as an impact player.
Excerpt from The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.
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