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The supreme guiding of leadership
On June 21, 2011, in Leadership magic, by Neculai Fantanaru

Give a mobilizing impetus to people, by expressing those feelings that correspond with your values and horizons.

On March 16, Akihito, the Emperor of Japan, in a televised speech described as "unprecedented". Reuters said he was extremely concerned by the nuclear crisis and urged people to help each other.

With a very sober mime, Akihito, aged 77 years, said that the problems at the Fukushima's plant nuclear reactors have been impossible to predict.

"I hope from the bottom of my heart that, hand in hand, people will treat each other with compassion and will overcome these difficult times !" said the Emperor of Japan, who urged his fellow citizens not to lose hope. Akihito also said that he prays that every victim of the earthquake and tsunami could be saved." *

Leadership: Do you tend to use the “guarding” function in the extreme? 

The attitude that the leader adopts towards what composes and represents him as a hero and as a model of moral resistance, setting himself apart of what could be hard to perceive for the minds that can’t analyze foremost crucial decisions, is filled with different echoes. These echoes reflect on his “shine”, but also on the other links of his value’s amplification chain – as a well of positive thinking.

The role of initiator for an important cause that requires not only broad support, but also funds allotted to superiority, falls on the person who benefits from certain exclusivity in tracing the guidelines of high-society. He recognizes the importance of life and the way in which each of us can contribute to enhancing its quality, but first and foremost he must be able to defeat his own barriers, his own troubles with respect to setting himself apart of what others can’t change.

Putting leadership in an objective and realistic light, conscious of his own duties, treating him as a personal matter and not as a significant mission, actually means to be conscious of yourself and non-accepting. To feel conscious of the actual stage of your life and of how much support you need from others, of the possibilities that await ahead, but also of the limited time you have to stay connected to the ever-changing present, to the things that matter the most, to what lies within you and to take that energy and then transform it into something. In a supreme guide, in an essential motto: “We will reach our destination, if we do it.”

Being a leader is not as easy as some might think. A leader has to be supported along his mission (which requires bravery, big efforts, a lot of perseverance and causes him anxiety, worries and enough stress) to create new openings towards yet unknown worlds for the mind. But out of which he can extract the benefits of an emotion that, unexteriorized, would remain mute, making him to see in a whole new light what he has lived until then. That happens only in moments of great pressure and great impact.

Using the “guarding” function to the extreme actually means to serve others or a great purpose when you’re at a crossroads, without omitting your true responsibility towards your own self, towards your own conscience and intelligence, towards the action that conforms to them.

Leadership: The success that you have as a leader can be attributed only to your true mission?

Someone once said: "I care what you think, but I care even more to believe in something and to organize your plans according to that thing."

The Emperor Akihito put all his trust in his fellow citizens. They must believe in him more than ever, and to organize their plans and actions in response to his message. The unit was paramount priority at that time, on it depended the success of the whole process of rebuilding the country.

Just as scientists love science for the good part resulting from it and its practical applications for the benefit of humanity - so people will support you in your efforts for your character, for your morality, for your good side, for your decisions you make in their benefit and for their support. The message you send it is crucial to strengthen co-operation. You must communicate a feeling, an emotion, an idea that can be understood and accepted by others with complacency, with enthusiasm and faith, leading them to engage in an effective partnership and to align at the priorities that are really necessary.

At a time when the concern weighs on the whole nation, Akihito, Emperor of Japan, convinced the citizens not to lose hope.

Even if you have doubts about success, you must always strive to find a "foothold" from which to cling and to argue it with interest in your efforts if you want people to be with you. Your mission as a leader is to your guide and to exploit your capabilities to the benefit of those around you. Give a mobilizing impetus to people by expressing those feelings that correspond with your values and horizons.

Leadership: Are you always ready to race a hundred meters to the heart of others?

Imagine a runner being at the starting-block. He is ready for the sound of the gun, concentrated at maximum to the finish line located at one hundred meters away. He knows that only the top finishers are awarded. He knows that if he will lose a millisecond, will return home without medal. There should be no thoughts of doubt and to spurt rapidly to the sound of gun.

In leadership things are just the same as at a hundred meters race. You have to orient your thinking, vision and vibration to the "finish line" getting in this way to the hearts of people, without wasting valuable time on doubts and fears. You must be guided by the sense of responsibility, fairness, by calling of your soul to fulfill a common goal.

Supreme guiding of leadership is the faith that you, as a leader, must instill to people, a belief that will help them morally to overcome difficult situations. It is the hope that you plant in people's hearts. But you have to analyze beliefs underlying on their values before instilling them trust and guiding them towards the serious way of their attempt.

 

Note - http://forum.realitatea.net/archive/index.php/t-54548-p-9.html

 

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