My leadership is alive and evolving.
Anyone who was around in the early days of Illuminatiam’s Public Outreach know, I had NO sights on leadership when I got here. IN fact, I told IAM on more than one occasion, I am no leader. However, I could cheer-lead in an effort to help them find those who were.
When IAM elevated me, no one was more surprised than I. I simply did not see what they saw in me. Because I understood hierarchy from having been in the Marine Corps, I felt compelled to help bring the Members Portal out of chaos and into some kind of order. Something many, many, hearts have had a hand in in the ensuing years.
Being thrust into leadership publicly such I was, there was much to learn. I have made the mistakes & missteps one might expect of a beginner -all while others watched and wickedly reviewed. But I have also owned by own bullshit. and sought forgiveness when I was grievously in error.
I have lived through the most horrific criticism, character assassination, and venomous hate during my leadership learning curve. Many had no mercy as I struggled to grow, and remain as heartless. Thankfully I have risen above all of the self righteous hypocrisy, while privately embracing any nugget of truth that could be found in someone else’s point of view.
While the tendency to be a leader is inherit, actually becoming one is not a given. Every leader I know can regale us with many mortifying experiences they went through, as they grew into their roles. We are a crafted breed. Forged by fires those that merely follow others, can never understand.
Especially so, if we are becoming Illuminati~
*Please feel free to share your leadership experience(s) with me below, so I can learn more. I truly want to become the very best leader I can be. What harsh lessons have you learned that can help me become a better version of my leadership self. I would love to hear from you. If you would prefer your post remain private, and only visible to me. Please say so and I will not release it to the public.
Thank you in advance for your submissions!