Leading people isn’t always easy. If you’re in a leadership role, you have to set a good example for others to follow. You might have heard people say that great leaders are born to lead but I don’t think that’s necessarily true. I believe that great leaders can be cultivated and although you might not be a perfect leader right now, you can become someone who others look to for guidance, empathy, passion, integrity and above all, leadership.
I came across a story a while back and ever since, I haven’t been able to shake it from my mind. The story is about Scott Mann, a former Green Beret who later became a leadership coach. Back when he was a Green Beret, Scott and his team went into villages in Afghanistan where the Taliban had control. The villagers were paralyzed with fear of the Taliban. It wasn’t until the Green Beret stepped in to help free the villagers from their terrorizing captors that they began to fight alongside them.
They fought together from the rooftops. They fought for justice, freedom, and peace. It’s an inspiring story and one that I wanted to share with you on this second episode of my new podcast, What Are You Made Of? We may not be in the depths of a war zone, but we’re all fighting our own battles, no matter how great or small. And, I believe that we can learn a lot from this story, especially when it comes to leadership.
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