Leadership is About Choices

Life is all about choices. The same is true regarding leadership. Leadership is all about choices. The short-term, long-term, and ultimate fate of every leader—that includes you—is determined by his or her choices. Highly successful leaders make wise, proactive choices.


We are in a study of the excellent book titled Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less, written by Greg McKeown.


Chapter 2 is an excellent read regarding “The Invincible Power of Choice.” Here are a few powerful excerpts from this chapter:


“If you could do only one thing with your life right now, what would you do?”


“I realized that in sacrificing my power to choose I had made a choice—a bad one… that’s when I first realized that when we surrender our ability to choose, something or someone else will step in to choose for us.”


“While we may not always have control over our options, we always have control over how we choose among them.”


“The ability to choose cannot be taken away or even given away—it can only be forgotten.”


“Drip by drip we allow our power to be taken away until we end up becoming a function of other people’s choices—or even a function of our own past choices.”


“When we surrender our right to choose, we give others not just the power but also the explicit permission to choose for us.”


Chapter 2 of this book would make an excellent study and discussion guide for any organization or any team in America or throughout the world.


Every person is a leader. Every person, every leader, every team, and every organization—including yours—enjoys the incredible power of choice.


The question is this. How are you, how is each member of your team, how is each person and leader within your organization using and positively leveraging the incredible power of choice?


Start a discussion with every member of your team, and every person within your organization. How are you, how are they, how are we using and positively leveraging the incredible power of choice?



NielsenCopyright © 2014 by Dan Nielsen – www.dannielsen.com

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About the Author

Dan Nielsen
About Dan Nielsen Dan Nielsen is the author of the books Presidential Leadership (2013) and Be An Inspirational Leader (2016). He regularly writes and speaks on the topics of Leadership Excellence and Achieving Greater Success, and is available to deliver keynote presentations or facilitate discussions for your organization. For more info, please visit www.americashealthcareleaders.com/speaking or email Dan at dan@americashealthcareleaders.com.

1 Comment on "Leadership is About Choices"

  1. Great read! thank you

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