As of yesterday, I can now say that I’ve gone to a leadership retreat for the first time in my life. As of today, I can say, without a drop of irony,…

As of yesterday, I can now say that I’ve gone to a leadership retreat for the first time in my life. As of today, I can say, without a drop of irony, that I feel that it was successful, not only in and of itself, but also because it showed me that leadership can come in many shapes or forms. There are the obvious people that take charge with vigor, and those are commonly the ones we allow to lead, often without question, though not dispute per say. The kind of person you’d play Simon Says with, and would probably just as easily argue with. Powerful leadership can be effective in most instance, though have you ever thought about taking a back seat and letting someone else take the lead. It’s not always about having the best idea yourself, and letting the world know that. Believe you me, my group as forced to learn that the hard way as we fought to climb a wall by working together. Sometimes, it’s about having the courage to take a back seat, and to let someone else’s ideas, or even their interpretation of your own, take the wheel. There is control in taking the back seat, and I feel that it’s extremely important to remember that. You don’t have to be left behind if you’re in the back seat. And that’s from me, not Simon. I will admit though, it’s hard to give up control like that. Which one of you guys likes it?
– Eric