Friday, August 31, 2012

Lessons From Neil Armstrong

"That's one small step  for man one giant leap for mankind." 
That's what they said when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. I would think you would have to put that famous line on the list of great quotes of all time.

As we think back on the life of this American hero he left us with some great qualities that as leaders we should want to imitate. 

Neil Armstrong had something that the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard Of Oz did not that made him a leader. Courage.
Courage is a trait that all great leaders have.
In my reading this week I was over at 
Great Leaders Serve , and he was talking about what great leaders need, and one of those traits they must have is Courage. Neil Armstrong had it.

As leaders we must find the courage to...

1. Go First
Leaders are willing to go first... first with an idea, first with a solution, first with a vision for a better tomorrow, first into battle, first to the moon. Here's an interesting thought, - if you go second, who is the leader? It may not be you.

What are the other things we must find the courage for as leaders?  
You can read the rest of the article here. 

If you don't think you have it courage is something you can develop. 

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