Recognizing Our Leaders Within The Ranks

Posted on: November 5th, 2014

In this Blog post, I want to deviate from my normal ranting and raving about my magnificent obsession with my workplace violence prevention and security consulting practice and take a moment to promote the essence of a special person who came into our lives just a few short years ago.

We know him as Dan Forbes, Forum Leader of Lead With Giants. I desire to refer to him as a Leader among Giants. I relate to Dan’s intensity and commitment to leadership because my consulting model in founded on the notion of accountable leadership in preventing workplace violence and enhancing workplace security. 

From the beginning, during our initial dialogue, I sensed Dan Forbes had a vision and a destiny as large as his LinkedIn Group Lead with Giants.  But I wanted Dan to share his perspective, tell his story and share his vision so that we might all gain a deeper appreciation for his mindset and how goal oriented he is.  And how purposeful he was in creating a community of leaders who would one day find themselves in a position to uplift others.

 Here is Dan Forbe’s story on My Blog simply because I adore his dedication, fervor and devotion to the community of leadership and his endless energy for helping us achieve our dreams.

The Vision of the Lead With Giants Community is to raise up 10,000 Uplifting Leaders. Meet the Community here  The name for this Community was inspired by the words of Sir Isaac Newton in 1676: “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.” 

This idea is a perfect metaphor for leadership. We might ask the question, who sees farther the leader or the follower? That is, who is most important? Both are!  We all can learn from the wisdom of the leaders around us and become better leaders ourselves. Due to their leadership we grow wiser and lead better, but not because we are better. We are all in this together.

What Is Uplifting Leadership? There is enough so called “leadership” that disempowers, discourages, and disappoints. On the other hand, Uplifting Leadership is:

inspirational – It moves others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become.

aspirational – It springs from a strong desire to lead and help others grow and develop as leaders too.

– intentional– By design it deliberately focuses on others. For, to lead is to serve; to serve is to lead.

– purposeful – Uplifting leaders are determined to make a positive difference. Epictetus said, “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”

I am a Leadership Coach, Advisor, and Consultant who helps professionals, business owners, and individuals accelerate their success. 

Dan, it has been my esteemed pleasure to interact with you through the Lead With Giants Group. Even when I did not offer any commentary of my own, the breadth and scope of the knowledge were incredible teaching examples proving leaders come in all walks of life and from diverse experiences and expertise.  Thanks for sharing your perspectives and your vision. Carry On My Friend. 

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