Just yesterday, was privileged to be in attendance at an event where a dynamic talk was given by Dr. Tim Johnson. Mr. Johnson, in Dale Carnegie’s immortal words, “threw down a challenge” to all of us in attendance and helped us all define victory in a new and helpful way.
Victory is not: winning at all costs; stepping on someone to get what you want and declaring yourself the winner; doing something unethical or lacking a moral compass (‘north star’)
What is V.i.c.t.o.r.y ? Defined properly below – comments afterwards are mine.
V = Volunteering ( serve others, give w/o expectation of getting )
I = Inclusion ( include everyone who wants to be part of a solution – think tribally )
C = Communications ( ‘how’ and using ‘what’ methods )
T = Time; talent, treasure ( it takes time to be victorious, and it leads to the right kind of treasure using talents one has inside )
O = Organized ( self explanatory )
R = Respect & Responsibility ( how crucial these two are! )
Y = You ( add “, Inc.” to the end. You must be the personal example to others in order to lead them. Leadership is influence )
Create a great week ahead!