In the previous post, we established the fact that the major requirement to earn the leadership spot is your ability to deal with people, situations and things. Let’s take them one after the other.
First, we start with things and by things we mean resources. Of course, the one leading must have made plans with the available resources in the achievement of a goal or project before embarking on it. But just as you will agree with me, we all know plans don’t always play out just as we have structured them on paper. The ability of the LEADer to DEAL with the lapses while the project is already ongoing will determine if the project will be accomplished or not.
Most times in life, when the resources we made plans with didn’t come work out as expected, a lot of us abandon the project depressed and discouraged never to return to it. But a true leader won’t just give up and walk away, NO. He stays on the available resources and see how best they can be utilized to the optimum to produce something reasonable.
As the one taking the leadership position of your personal life, you must learn to deal with the resources nature makes available to you in the pursuit of your goals. You can’t afford to mismanage them, you can’t let others waste those resources, you don’t quit because some resources refused to show up as planned and finally you must strife at all point to put the maximum use the resources available.