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The Leading from the Heart Workshop ®. as · pire Verb. To long, aim, or seek ambitiously; to strive toward a lofty goal. “The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” John Sculley. The first stonemason replies: The second stonemason replies:.

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as·pire

Verb. To long, aim, or seek ambitiously; to strive toward a lofty goal.

old story two stonemasons are working on the same project an observer asks what are you doing
The first stonemason replies:

The second stonemason replies:

“I’m cutting stone.”

“I’m building a great cathedral.”

Old story:Two stonemasons are working on the same project. An observer asks, “What are you doing?”
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“Most people are used as the hands and feet of the organization while only a comparativefew are used for their brains.”

Gervase Bushe The Appreciative Self: Inspiring the Best in Others

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I N S P I R E

To lead effectively, you must stimulate the behavior you are seeking.

values based leaders demonstrate six vital integrities they

Values-based leaders demonstrate six vital integrities. They:

Accept challenges and take risks

Master both listening and speaking

Live by the values they profess

Freely give away their authority

Recognize the best in others

Have a vision and convince others to share it

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values-based leaders:

Have a Vision and Convince Others To Share it

vital integrities

We often describe children as having wild or active imaginations. The best leaders never outgrow their imaginative gift.

have a vision
Have a Vision

Good leaders have a vision. They hold in their minds pictures of what is possible.

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see

backwards:

Visionary leaders

they envision the result first, and then they develop a strategy to get there.

convince others to share it
Convince Others toShare It

Greatleaders convince others to share their vision by articulating it in memorable and inspirational ways.

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People with vision are so intent on reaching their goals that others are simply compelled to follow.

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ordinary individuals

extraordinary

3

visions

  • Asa Philip Randolph
  • Billy Starr
  • Ann Bancroft
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“Freedom is never granted; it is won.”

Asa Philip Randolph 1889-1979

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Executive Order 8802

“There shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin.”

President Franklin D. Roosevelt June 25, 1941

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“Let the nation and the world know the meaning of our numbers.”

Asa Philip Randolph, August 28, 1963

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“No one could remember an invading army quite as gentle as the two hundred thousand civil-rights marchers who occupied Washington today.”Russell Baker

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by age twenty-five, billystarrhad already lost his mother, an uncle, and a cousin to cancer

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his goal:

COMPLETE THE PUNISHING 140-MILE BIKE RIDE FROM BOSTON TO PROVINCETOWN IN TIME TO CATCH THE AFTERNOON FERRY BACK HOME

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Since its inception in 1980, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge has raised$171,000,000for cancer research.

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“A unified force of people made whole by the belief in a single mission has the ability to improve the human condition.”

-Billy Starr

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“Real leadership is not about getting to the top. In this game,leadership is about coming back alive.”

Will Steger

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“The age-old secret to generating buy-in is to strategically design, target, and deliver a story that projects a positive future.”

Mark S. Walton

Generating Buy-In: Mastering the Language of Leadership

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“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’”

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Emphasized Common Values

“It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”

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Described the Importance of the Values“And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.”

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vision’sopponents“I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

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FORECASTED SUCCESS

“When we allow freedom to ring…we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’”

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Selected Emotional Language

“…we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Adapted from Amos 5:24

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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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If you think that conveying ideas effectively is an innate ability—a talent reserved for naturally gifted orators—then you are probably neglecting your role as a communicator.

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“The biggest men and women

with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.”

Dr. Kent M. Keith Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments

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Small ideasdon’t bring

—Kent Keith

out our best. Big ideas do.

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