One plus One equals Change

Character in Leadership..

I once heard it said that knowledge matched with zeal will create maximum impact. Zeal is passion for a purpose. It is a passionate pursuit of a desired goal. In leadership this is the enthusiasm that ignites your followers; the driving force of them following. Though essential, a leader must not be satiated with enthusiasm and charisma. Even when the communicated goal is clear, when the team is rallied, a lack of knowledge produces a meager return. Knowledge produces depth of meaning in your mission. It programs and is highly practical at times. If zeal gets you a following, knowledge unleashes them with the ability to achieve. These characteristics connected in leadership will create a cause for change.

So I ask you, in which category are you wanting. What does maximum impact look like for you in leadership? Do you need a shot to the heart or to hit the books?

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