Pushy Leaders

Pushy Leaders
          We are not just leaders, but also seekers of wise counsel, teachers of truth, mentors of life, and we are in a place to serve throughout time. Playing a significant role in each moment and season. What we do is meant to strengthen those we come in contact with. By pushing others on their tasks, will not just make them better as a whole, but also, as a team, so that everyone gets better. 
          Stepping out into a role can have such a powerful impact. If you are a solid leader, others will flock to you. Your ability to create a vision in individuals, will in turn, make them want to put themselves into positions intentionally, removing their sheeps clothing, and becoming a powerful wolf being able to step into a position and lead when needed. 
          In my career, their have been many times to where I was put into a position forces to take on more that I could “chew”. I was “hand selected” to fill roles that I was not fully engaged or passionate about. However, I still was fully responsibility to take the task and move with it. I had to make it my passion for the moment, at the time. 
          As a leader, we should not be put into a situation due to our current title, but rather for what we have been able to accomplish over a period of time that shows our, mental capacity, physical ability, and emotional fortitude, ensuring that, when placed, the individual has “what it takes” to complete the tasks, with only the best results. With this being a focal point, where an individual leads from, brings into focus on where they will than fall into the pack. 
          Looking at the structure of a wolf pack, we can see which ones are the “Alpha” leaders, and which are not. When identified, they all have their place, and this will not be rearranged until the time is right. 
  • The few - The few in the front. Some think that these are the leaders, however, they are not. These wolves are actually the old (wise), and sick. The wise walk slow, but have an understnding of where to go, their council is respected, and they set the pace necessary to keep the pack together. The sick are ushered along, and being tended to when necessary. 
  • Power pack- 2 gourps of 4-5. These wolves are in place to protect. These are the strongest, fastest, and most agile. They tend to be just behind the elders at the front and just behind the citizens at the back of the pack. This ensures that they can spot any threat coming from every angle, providing and protecting from each side. 
  • Middle of the pack-Considered the citizens and protected. Though they can and will fight when necessary, they are not the strongest, or fastest. These compared to the our world, are the ones that get along just fine, but rather not put I the extra effort for anything other that what is needed.
  • Last Standing - The leader. Provides complete oversight, keeps all others on the same path. Ready at any moment to run, protect, and serve the entire pack in case of a threat. This one is scanning, looking for potential issues that will need addressing within moments, and this one is the decision maker. This wolf will give up personal reward to provide for the others, unlike, fake leaders that take the high seat.
          Now, many think that the leader must always be in front, pulling others. This method has been what a good amount of leaders use quite often. You’ve seen the pictures where, the leader is carrying the group on their backs, holding much of the weight, supporting the largest burden of the entire group, and this tends to be the standard; but is this the only way to lead? 
          Think about it, you don’t want to “push” others to do things, do you? No, you want them to do the tasks given, and take ownership. You want them to come along. You, the leader, are to tow-the-line, and show the way. I agree with this, however, being able to have a pack of wolves with you, will give a greater vision of what may need to be completed. 
          What I’ve learned is, every leader needs a sounding board. A group of “trusted advisors” if you will, that a leader can confide in and discuss issues and concerns. However, the leader will be the one to make the finial call, and it better be the “right call”. A leader with the ability to take wise counsel, make the right, informed decision, at the right time, in the right moment, is a powerful leader. All in all, what really counts is how effective is your method. Not all leaders need to stand out in the front to be an effective; leaders must also be able to follow.