Posted on | October 15, 2012 | 3 Comments
Do you want to be a leader? Do you have it in you to be a leader? Are you prepared to lead? Do you persevere under great duress? Are your approach to life a picture of hard work?
Here is a very special thought from one of the greatest basketball player that ever lace a basketball shoe. He is considered to be one of the most successful athlete of his generation not just basketball.
The article is posted on Kobe’s wall. It generated
In just 5 hours.
Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant
Leadership is responsibility.
There comes a point when one must make a decision. Are YOU willing to do what it takes to push the right buttons to elevate those around you? If the answer is YES, are you willing to push the right buttons even if it means being perceived as the villain? Here’s where the true responsibility of being a leader lies. Sometimes you must prioritize the success of the team ahead of how your own image is perceived. The ability to elevate those around you is more than simply sharing the ball or making teammates feel a certain level of comfort. It’s pushing them to find their inner beast, even if they end up resenting you for it at the time.
I’d rather be perceived as a winner than a good teammate. I wish they both went hand in hand all the time but that’s just not reality. I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.
This is my way. It might not be right for YOU but all I can do is share my thoughts. It’s on YOU to figure out which leadership style suits you best.
Will check back in with you soon.. Till then
Incredible thought from this once thought of as uncoachable, no-one-wants-to-play basketball player. He persevered. He worked harder than any of his peers. His work ethic is second to none, even the great MJ.
Do you agree with this leadership style?
Do you agree with Kobe Bryant when he said, “I’d rather be perceived as a winner than a good teammate. “?
How about you, what leadership style works for you best?