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 is an executive coach, consultant and speaker who has delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. www.bustin.com Greg advises leaders at some of the world’s most admired companies, and his views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, and other major publications. He’s written five leadership books. His newest book, How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices (Sourcebooks), examines decision-making in history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies. How Leaders Decide

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