Developing yourself begins by serving, by striving towards an idea outside of yourself – not by leading. Leaders are not born, nor are they made – they are self-made

To do this, a person needs focus. Michael Kami, our leading authority on business strategy today, draws a square on the blackboard and asks: “Tell me what to put in there. Jesus? Or money? I can help you  develop a strategy for either one, but you have to decide which is the master.”

I do it by asking people what they want to be remembered for – that’s “The beginning of adulthood” according to St. Augustine. The answer changes as we mature – as it should. But unless that question is asked, a person works without focus, without direction and, as a result, does not develop.

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