Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Carol: Ho, Ho, Ho of Leadership Influence

Christmas Eve is peaceful and cheerful, from Santa Claus’ workshop in North Pole to Charles Dicken's Chrismas Carol, Christmas is filled with history, fairy, joy and theme. And it's also the moment to learn some leadership influence: 

1.    Power of Positive

 “All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names, They never let poor Rudolph play in any Reindeer games”

Santa looked for the strengths and uniqueness in Rudolph; he looked for what was fair, what was right. What Rudolph could do; how he could contribute, how he make difference.

Holiday is such a moment to make a habit to think positively, and leadership is all about such positive flow through the atmosphere, we can touch it, smell it and live with it. 

2. Power of Provocation                   

“Santa Claus is comin' to town. He's making a list, and checking it twice. He's going to find out who's been naughty or nice. Santa Claus is comin' to town”.

Great leadership influence is thought-provoking, insightful, and unimaginable, great leaders know it’s not about how successful they are, but how they can brings hope, value and delight to the others.

3.    Power of Passion

”Reindeer sleigh, come our way,  HO HO HO, cherry nose Cap on head, suit that's red Special night, beard that's white. Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Must be Santa, Santa Claus”

Great leaders take journey step-by-step, they play the role seriously, but not take themselves too seriously, they wake up the righteous and cheer up the powerless; they may not make the influence via the volume of voice, but upon the symbol of wisdom. They enlighten all way along.

Christmas is the moment to hold all thoughts and ponder deeper about great leadership influence again.



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