Create the Map!
Human nature is to need a map. If you’re brave enough to draw one, people will follow.
The first thing I do when I’m in a new city is get a map. I have this desperate need to get my bearings; to understand where I am in relation to everything else.
I’m great friends with the little blue dot on my iphone Google map. 🙂
But I create maps for more than just my physical location. I create maps to guide my life.
Maps chart the course or direction for an individual or group.
I create maps to:
- organize my day
- manage a home improvement project
- provide direction to others
- create a plan for a big project
- coach and direct my team
- provide personal and professional development for our staff
One of the most important things we do as leaders is provide maps. We set course. We set direction.
I love Seth’s quote above. We need maps and we follow the people who create them.
To be a great leader, you have to be brave enough to chart the course – create the map!
Great leaders map it!