Shot 24: BAD THINGS HAPPEN

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 1 year ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

I DIDN’T DO IT!  My shotgun companion did.  He shot Rudy’s son—accidentally, of course.  Still, I was there and witnessed a mangled arm and a life requiring reconstruction.  That boy moved on…from basketball to scholarship, and he became a college instructor, a professional trainer, and the leadership coach that you know. 

So, leaders, do you let bad things define you?  You see where I’m going don’t you?  For sure, bad things happen, but your response defines you.  You might lose the capital for an investment, or have your competitive edge compromised, or vital employees abandon ship.  All bad things.  However, you have strengths, creative promise, and absolutely you have ample attitude to stay positively stay afloat and even row against the current.  You are the leader.  You are the difference maker.  You! 

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