There has been so much drama and emotion wrapped up in Katrina. Mother Nature has humbled us, yet in doing so she has revealed just how strong and resilient we can be, and how our humanity can emerge in its purest forms when we are compelled to take action from the heart.
What will we learn from all of this? Kevin Eikenberry has written a post on lessons we can draw from Katrina on leadership. He reminds us that the potential and capacity for leadership are within all of us, and that position and title are not requirements. Kevin writes of these lessons:
Lesson 1 – Leadership is important.
Lesson 2 – Leadership can come from everyone.
Lesson 3 – Remarkable leaders know that blame takes too much energy.
Lesson 4 – Remarkable leaders focus on solutions, not problems.
Lesson 5 – Remarkable leaders know when to reflect and when to act.
Click in to Kevin’s Blog on Learning and read what he has to say, then understand that lessons are only truly learned when we have personally applied them. While it is a large and compelling need right now, and by no means do I want to minimize it, Katrina is but one need in the vastness of life: How can you be a leader within your own circle of influence? What’s stopping you?