Ask For Help

Thomas Woodrow Wilson served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913-1921. 

This quote, credited to him, is a reminder to everyone of the importance of not going through life, or your leadership journey, alone.

Asking for help is scary.  It may make you feel vulnerable, but I would argue that it is a sign of strength.  It makes you look authentic, honest, and confident. 

Too many people practice the old adage, “fake it ’til you make it”.  That is a bad practice.  It may allow for a brief time of victory, but it will not be long term because it is fake, a masquerade, and a solo venture. 

Leaders who try to do it on their own will eventually fail.  Bring people alongside of you.  Help them to be better, reach their potential and discover their own talents and gifts.

A big vision needs help, and since you are asking people to help you with the brainpower why not ask them for some help from their hands and their hearts as well.

That’s a leadership legacy.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching #bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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