No Room for Hate …

Leadership is about so many things. And there are some things it is definitely NOT about. One of those is hate. You cannot hate and lead.

Hate is a strong word that is mostly associated with negative acts and feelings. And that is the hate I refer to here … not the hate of evil, waste, etc.

And while this negative hate is obvious, what leads to it is not. Hate is violent thought and/or action. One of the preliminary stages to hate is that of judgment – allowing a personal displeasure or difference in opinion to justify placing a lower value on another human being.

A very early stage of hate, and judgment, is in my belief the most dangerous. It is so dangerous because its development is so subtle and occurs over a long period of time – in destructively imperceptible ways. It is the silencing of our Voice.

I could tell you as a Leader to not hate or not to judge. But I fully believe the best thing I can tell you is to guard your Voice!

I once heard, I can’t remember where, something that so encouraged my own voice:

“You are not your opinions.”

Think about it.

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

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