Monday, April 26, 2010

Solitude and Leadership

[...]the way to do it is by thinking through these issues for yourself—morality, mortality, honor—so you will have the strength to deal with them when they arise. Waiting until you have to confront them in practice would be like waiting for your first firefight to learn how to shoot your weapon. Once the situation is upon you, it’s too late. You have to be prepared in advance. You need to know, already, who you are and what you believe: not what the Army believes, not what your peers believe (that may be exactly the problem), but what you believe.

How can you know that unless you’ve taken counsel with yourself in solitude? I started by noting that solitude and leadership would seem to be contradictory things. But it seems to me that solitude is the very essence of leadership. The position of the leader is ultimately an intensely solitary, even intensely lonely one. However many people you may consult, you are the one who has to make the hard decisions. And at such moments, all you really have is yourself.

Yur ni bol Steve Jobs mayagiin "stay hungry, stay foolish" gesen yarianuudad durguy - heterhii schmaltzy sanagdaad baidag yum. Ene blog deer ch tiimerhuu yumnuud neg ih haraad baidagguy baih. Harin Deresiewicz-iin (review-nuud deeree zohiolchdiig hair nairguy muuldgaaraa aldartay er) Westpoint-d unshsan ene lecture ih setgel hudulguv. Yalanguya uursdiin gesen itgel unemshilguy, yos zuiguy, unet zuilsguy bidnii uyeiinhen mash anhaaraltay unshih heregtey.


T. said...

...I really like the lecture.
I`ve found some useful hints for the issues i`ve been thinking lately.
Thnx for sharing!