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Something to think and pray about this week
You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself. But you can’t lead others if you use power primarily to serve yourself and your ego. Leadership is not about you, it’s about the rest of us—your family, community, colleagues, or customers.
“Get over yourself” is how we blunt New Yorkers put it. Pope Francis employs a richer concept: “Authentic power is service.” The two phrases encapsulate a paradox of leadership. Leaders must dig deep within themselves, but that inward journey ultimately inspires them to leap beyond the shortsighted horizons that diminish so many leaders, who never see beyond my department, my company, my money, me, me, me.
Good leaders see farther. They feel called to transcend themselves and serve a greater mission than self-interest alone.
- Excerpted from Pope Francis by Chris Lowney