MAKING WAVES: That’s one of my life’s mottos. Not so much….intentionally, rather…it just turned out that way…and has seemed to work well of the years. To me… A successful Leader is not a “wall-flower,” rather (s)he is one who stands out wherever he goes, in whatever he does, in whatever he says. When he walks in the room….you know exactly who he is.
Can you imagine the CEO of a large company walking into a room…and “no one” knew who he was, or even approached him? Or, maybe the “new Dean” of the law-school? These LEADERS are, or should be… “Wave-Makers.” It would be their role to bring attention to their company, their project, their PRODUCT, their employees…and therefore, “themselves.” Attention to “themselves,” becomes a By-PRODUCT of all the rest.
I once stated that “abnormal” was my normal. Normal people don’t make waves. Abnormal people do. I would rather have someone say something negative about me, than say nothing at all.
Remember what Aristotle said: “If you want to avoid criticism, than say nothing, do nothing, and therefore…be nothing.” As much as I hate being wrong…I’d rather be wrong than be nothing. I’d rather be a “wave-maker” than be pushed over by the wave
Please don’t confuse the difference between “getting attention” as opposed to “seeking attention.” If you are a GOOD LEADER, with good morals, lives by the “Golden Rule,” and have a “good dose” of humility…then you’ll get all the attention you can handle. Someone else will “blow the horn,” for you…. as you won’t have too.
Romans 12:3 – For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
Philippians 2:3-5 – Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.