If it’s not obvious to listeners yet, I believe there’s a huge difference between LEADING people, and simply telling them what to do.
But what’s perhaps more difficult to communicate is the need for leaders to CREATE other leaders.
And when you find yourself in a position at the top, it can be easy to make excuses for why you’re too busy to mentor those coming up behind you.
Still, there’s a different sort of hesitancy that can present itself when it comes to taking on the role of a mentor. It’s a little voice that pops up and says, “Who am I to tell someone how to live their life? After all, I’m not perfect…”
Thankfully, my guest today has a 40-year head start on that nagging voice.
But before becoming an author, public speaker, and founder of his own leadership-consulting business, John had a different title.
37th Commanding General of the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard,
John is my very first repeat guest, and I was so thankful to have him on again to discuss a book that was decades in the making.
The stories he gathers and the lessons he shares are what any leader – military or otherwise – needs to hear.
Enjoy the show!