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To follow or to lead – that is the question

Filed in Blog by on September 3, 2013 2 Comments

The question is really one of authenticity or personal integrity.  Let me explain – I am the youngest of five children and so perhaps it’s no surprise (if you believe Michael Grose’s birth order theory that is) that I am a bit of rebel and don’t like to blindly go where others lead.  I will always ask questions and challenge the status quo which is probably why I was stopped in my tracks recently when I was told, “no-one will pay you to be a pioneer.”  This isn’t what you want to hear when you have just set up your own business particularly when that business is in the vanguard promoting the importance of human flourishing.

So what do you do?  Do you remain true to what you believe in and carry on advocating that there is another way of doing things, break new ground and become a leader but risk failure and all that comes with it.  Or do you play it safe and follow in the footsteps of others and do things the way they have always been done but better and accept that you have traded some of your potential for security?  It’s a tough choice and one that has occupied my mind for the past couple of weeks which is why there has been an absence of posts recently.

The answer for me lies in the third way.  Continue Reading »

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