By J. Middleton
Via compelling principles and examples, past Authority argues that new leaders must be convinced to legitimise themselves and problem outdated methods. they should enhance a management type that permits them to steer past the normal barriers and constraints in their enterprises.
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Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ” Be prepared too for criticism (and worse) from “experts” when, as an outsider, you tread on their turf.
You begin to lose sight of the objective and the rationale yourself. I don’t cower easily – but I did recently. I met one of the biggest figures in regional newspapers at a party. He took me to pieces, I stuttered pathetically, then retired, full of rage. Luckily, across 39 40 Beyond authority the room, was one of the big media supporters of the Trust. It was only after several minutes of him putting me back together that I felt able to face my attacker again. As he saw me coming, he gathered ready for another onslaught: “Tell me the name of one editor of a major newspaper who would agree with you,” he said.
Maybe this is at the core of what motivates many people to move into the outer circles, even though the risks are high and the probability of success (even if you could define it) small. ” But, for many people, it’s not a punishment. It’s part of how they were brought up. It is their general approach to life. They believe that, if they are leaders at work, they need to act as leaders in society too. As George Bernard Shaw said: 27 28 Beyond authority “This is the true joy of life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.
Beyond Authority: Leadership in a Changing World by J. Middleton