It’s amazing to me, but looking back over more than a decade of writing I find posts that still impress, with information that is as useful now as when it was written.
Golden Oldies is a collection of some of the best posts during that time.
I always find it strange that a post this old (2006) doesn’t need updating to be relevant — but it doesn’t. Nothing has changed. You are still the closest thing to a silver bullet that you’re going to find and it’s still all in your mind.
Read other Golden Oldies here.
These days (especially these days) managers spend time, energy and money (their company’s and their own) in an effort to move from manager to ‘leader’. They study examples and best practices, read books, attend seminars and classes, take advanced degrees, check out software, turn to the spiritual (if so inclined)—you name it, someone’s tried it.
Everywhere you turn you hear/read about how you need to be a ‘leader’ to get ahead, otherwise you’ll end up a <gasp> follower.
You probably won’t believe me if I say that the basic premise is bunk.
The dream is to find a silver bullet—all you need to do is say/do THIS—but it ain’t gonna happen.
But here’s the well kept secret—you already possess the closest thing to a silver bullet that exists and it’s all in your mind.
That’s right, it’s your MAP and, like a snowflake, it’s totally unique—yours, and yours alone.
How cool is that? The very thing that frees you to soar and it’s not only yours, but also within your control.
Who could ask for anything more?
So never forget!
You are the silver bullet!
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