Anti-leadership and Profane Headlines (Leadership and Culture)
Leadership sets the bar.
There’s no question about that.
Profanity in a news headline was unheard of in America until America elected a president who uses public profanity on a regular basis.
If the CEO participates unethical behavior, there’s a high probability others in the company participate in unethical behavior.
This is why I don’t buy common definitions of leadership.
Leadership is not simply “influence”.
Leadership that destroys culture shouldn’t be dignified as leadership. It’s anti-leadership.
Drug dealers are not leaders because they have the ability to influence a lot people to take methamphetamines.
Leadership maximizes influence for the betterment of society and culture, whatever the context.
This is why leadership isn’t a position or a title or management.
This is why leadership must start with you.
Just so you know …
Starting June 1st, will be doing a digital detox, per Cal Newport’s latest book “Digital Minimalism”. (You need to read this. And at the moment I’m publishing this, you can get the audiobook for $8.99. That’s almost a steal. Buy this book NOW!)
What this means for me: I am logging out of 99% of my social media for the month of June. All social media will be deleted from my phone. This blog will continue to post to Twitter automatically. It will not auto-post to Facebook or LinkedIn and I will NOT be logging into Facebook for the month. (I haven’t entirely decided what my LinkedIn behavior will be for June, as I do have business contacts on that platform,)
Two solutions for this:
Use an RSS feed reader like Feedly or Feed Wrangler. Or just download an app like Reeder. If you use the Internet in place of a newspaper (Like most of the current population), you need this in your life anyway. Just drop this URL into one of these service: https://www.bernieanderson.com/blog/?format=rss.
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Would love to track with you as I seek what “Digital Minimalism” will mean for me.