The Quagmire of Failing Leadership

Quagmire of Failing Leadership

The Quagmire of Failing Leadership

Chosen by Divine Providence, and elevated by an effortless climb that leads to a brand which is celebrated by those it calls – my definition of leadership.

Divine Providence of course, because every leader knows they were born for it. Born to be great. Born to cast the die with nine out of ten wins, while the onlooker envies what is termed, the ease of the rise to power.

And all this is true, except in the mind of the leader. The so-called effortless climb is fraught with torments which bring doubts, and fears, and the search for the perfect answer. Let’s not mention the many hats that are worn on any given day. Let’s not mention the need to find a true friend to help carry the torch. It seems joy is not found in the task itself, but instead, there is an unseen compulsion to get it done; an untiring job not propelled by monetary rewards, and not silenced by the bulls of defeat.

How do leaders rise to the top? It is in the complexity of their DNA. The wiring is designed to by-pass the nay-sayers and the crabs-in-a-barrel. The circuit can fuse with outside forces to capture light and sound which are translated into brand new materials, a rare purity that fuels passion. Therefore, leaders do not need it to have existed, in order to create it. In fact, the opposite is true, the vision has not yet been captured on any radar.

Quagmire, how is all this fire boiled down to a quagmire? Well, it is deep. Bubbling below the surface of all this functional lava are the foundations laid in youth. That’s right, the regrets, the lack, the unsatisfied soul, the pieces of the puzzle which could not be found. These indulgences and their influences all are waiting on their share of the pie, the price of the celebrated one.

Yes, we all come with a price tag, and yielding is part of the brand. The power of influences and indulgences wait patiently in the wings to reap their fair share of the pot. So, what is the quagmire of failing leadership? You tell me. What is your price tag?

…Jacqueline Trought