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20,000 Parsecs Across The Galaxy
Leadership vs administration 
1st-Jun-2006 09:16 pm
I came to the conclusion today that power is like love; the more you give away, the more you get back.

To the youngling administrator sitting at the top of our medical practice :

If you have to resort to positional power, you really have no power at all.

Lead the people, don't browbeat the people.

Leadership is about responsibility, not privilege.

A leader carries water for the people, does what is necessary to help them succeed.

A leader doesn't have to surround herself with cronies, but can inspire complete strangers to follow.

As I listened to the good people you wounded yesterday with your tone and your words, the people who are my responsibility, I found I felt no anger, no outrage, just a cool Vaderesque sense of power. You don't see the lightsaber swinging at my hip, or feel the Force that crackles at my fingertips, or know that I will go to the mat for them in a heartbeat.

You don't know, but you will, if you fail me again, Administrator.
2nd-Jun-2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
It is disheartening how many people want power or control not to do something good with it; but to make themselves feel superior.

The consolation to this is that karma really is a bitch, and these kind of people usually sabotage themselves.
3rd-Jun-2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're right, the kind of behavior she is exhibiting will sabotage her in the end.

I'm even more disgusted because I have tried to mentor her and explain what a real leader does, but she is going to end up as one of those executive washroom/reserved parking place/all the trappings of power kind of managers anyways. It's distressing to watch because to me a leader's responsibility to the group borders on the sacred. All I know is that I will take care of my people.
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