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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Extraordinary Leadership and Failure


I am presently listening to an audio book called, "Extraordinary Leadership" by Robin Sharma. This is actually a free download. It is an 1 hour and 7 minutes but packed with excellent revelations.

One of the disclosures was talking about failures. First, you may wonder what "Extraordinary Leadership" and failure has in common. According to Robin, they are bed buddies. (my words) He believes the Extraordinary Leader will fail at least one time (usually more) every week. If you are not failing you are not trying. It does make a lot of sense, but it is something that we do not see because, all of the successes overshadow the failures.

He also talks about how we must be careful about becoming the stereotype leader that must talk a certain way and act a certain way. The most powerful leaders are real! If you look at the two riches billionaires, according to Forbes, we see Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. To look at their past records and see that Warren failed horribly in real estate while building his empire and Bill is known for his failures in Windows®. Regardless, they are worth billions of dollars. That has to tell us something.

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Quote of the day:
Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher