Leadership, Responsibility, and Management 

People confuse leadership and management.  Leadership is the acceptance of responsibility whereas management is a formal declaration of responsibility.   They are not the same/ One can be a leader and assume responsibility without any kind of title.  In the end we all want to be leaders because it means we care. We accept the responsibility of whatever it is we are part of. We think it terms of stewardship instead of control. It is rare that someone actually controls something. Instead, we are responsible for something. That something could be a service, another person, a promise… the list goes on and on. The sooner a person approaches their job as a responsibility, and not an obligation they have to control, the sooner that person is trusted by themselves and the organization they are part of.

Rain

Rain today. Steady, steady unheavy rain.

I need to get more sleep.  I am susceptible to emotional eddies without enough sleep. I get locked into moods. Depressed. I expect to be depressed all day today.

When I was a child. I was depressed as a child. Now that I am an adult I am depressed as an adult.  Which mean I am now conscious of my malaise and cynicism. Not sure what is better.  Ignorant depression, or aware depression.

Today Lesson in Stoicism

“…in all things to endeavour to have power of myself, and in nothing to be carried about; to be cheerful and courageous in all sudden chances and accidents, as in sicknesses: to love mildness, and moderation, and gravity: and to do my business, whatsoever it be, thoroughly, and without querulousness. “

Translation: Be cool and don’t whine.

“This to shall pass”

Today’s Lesson In Stoicism

Of Catulus, not to contemn any friend’s expostulation, though unjust, but to strive to reduce him to his former disposition: freely and heartily to speak well of all my masters upon any occasion, as it is reported of Domitius, and Athenodotus: and to love my children with true affection.

translation: Do not judge or dismiss any friend or partner that insults you or others you love. Remember you are friends. Remember the person they are before this momement. Help them be that better person, and give them time to show you that person again.

sticks and stones may break my bones…

Today’s lesson on Stoicism

Of him also I learned how to receive favours and kindnesses (as commonly they are accounted:) from friends, so that I might not become obnoxious unto them, for them, nor more yielding upon occasion, than in right I ought; and yet so that I should not pass them neither, as an unsensible and unthankful man.

Translation; Accept gifts from others. Show gratitude for the gifts. 

From; Meditations by Marcus Aurelius