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Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in Blog |

No Man (or Staff) Is an Island – New Leadership Network Blog Post

No Man (or Staff) Is an Island – New Leadership Network Blog Post

I have a new post that came out this week on the Leadership Network blog.  You can read the full No Man (or Staff) Is an Island post here.

It deals with a cultural influence that not only impacts our leadership, but also our lives as friends, spouses, parents, and children.  Its the rugged individualism that permeates culture and creates an unhealthy sense of isolation in our homes, offices, churches, and neighborhoods.  We often look upon this quality as a strength, and it does have its strong points.  But there are inherent dangers as well.  Here’s a quick excerpt:

The rugged individualism of our western culture would have us believe that we can do it all on our own. When faced with challenges, all I need to do is bear down, grit my teeth, and ‘do it my way’. The results, however, usually don’t line up with what we originally envisioned.

What about you?  Do you find yourself trying to go it alone?  Do you have a healthy network of people around you to provide support and accountability?  What has been your experience with your own individualism?