Here's part 3 of my writing about the four quotes I keep on my desk. You can read the the first quote here and the second quote here.
Every woman at some level wants:
- To be fought for
- An adventure to share
- A beauty to unveil
John Eldredge in Wild at Heart
So this isn't exactly a leadership quote. But it's one that I keep on my desk and review. This quote is a little more difficult to describe because it doesn't exactly deal with leadership. But it does deal with male masculinity and strength that leaders need.
Like most men, I sucked at dating when I started trying it!
There were several things I had to work on in myself to become a man who would attract the woman I wanted in my life. So this quote really stuck with me and resonated with me because I couldn't really provide these three things to a woman and remain who I was. If I was going to provide these three things, I was going to have to change and improve myself.
If I was going to fight for my woman, have an adventure to share with her, and allow her to unveil her beauty, I was going to have to become "even more of a man."
And in the process of becoming "even more of a man," that "manness" has transferred over to my leadership ability. The fact that I'm working hard on myself displays a growth focus that every leader needs.
Every leader has to be focused on continually growing and improving everyday. Cause if he's not, then the organization isn't going to grow either. The organization will only grow if the leader does.