This blog post is about leadership. He contrasts leading from the light with leading from the dark, which is what I believe is happening in Hamilton Township currently and that is why I am reblogging his post.
The author was a Police Chief and thus he talks from that point of view. In no way is this meant to be a commentary of Hamilton Township’s Police Chief.
Some More About Leaders and Leadership
While some people believe leaders can be made I am of the ilk that holds that leaders must be called – almost in a biblical sense. Those who wish to lead need to first have a passion for the task. Yes, leaders can be trained, developed, improved, but first they have to be called – they must have “fire in their shorts” to teach, develop, and help others grow. Why is that?
I think Parker Palmer says it best. In his book, Let Your Life Speak, Parker tells us that leaders can either project light or shadows on others.
I was determined to select leaders who projected light. On the other hand, leaders who projected shadows had:
- Deep insecurity about their own worth.
- Perception of the universe as essentially hostile to human interests (e.g. life is fundamentally a battleground).
- Belief that the…
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