If Not You, Who?

November 6th, 2012  | 

Published in Leadership

People crave leadership.

Even when we disagree with a leader, their beliefs drive decisions that energize us.  We can choose to move toward their vision or away from it.

Today is voting day in America.  If you’ve not already done so, I encourage you to vote.  Exercise the freedom to choose national, state and local leaders.  Many people have sacrificed their lives for us to have a voice in the future.

If you think your vote doesn’t count, you’re wrong.  In the 2000 general election, 57 votes in Florida decided the U.S. presidency.

In your organization, your beliefs and actions add up to outcomes.  If you like the way things are going, make sure you‘re replicating success.  If you don’t like the results you’re getting, do something about it.  But don’t just sit there.

Hillel the Elder is credited with asking, “If not you, who?  If not now, when?”

Apt questions for today…and every day.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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