Spotting Zebras and Horses

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to work with some really great groups and you know who you are. What I find so interesting is all of these great groups have outstanding leadership.

What I find even more enlightening is that when it comes to dynamic leadership it’s very apparent when it’s there and when it’s not.

Leadership is not just the words that are spoken. It’s almost the un-spoken that says the most. It’s a vibe, it’s a feeling. It appears right there in front of you. It’s something people sense and want to be a part of. It’s high energy and a “can-do spirit.”

The lack of leadership is also easy to spot. It’s low energy and “I don’t think I can” is written all over it.

Great leadership is like horses and zebras. When you’ve seen thousands of horses, spotting a zebra is pretty darn easy to do. I’ve seen lots of zebras lately, that’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs