Leadership On The Road – Driving The Message Home and Everywhere

Are you a driver?  General statistics will have me guessing many of you are.  Are you a leader?  My own beliefs and the teachings I have followed of leaders I admire inspires me to state that yes, you are.  ALL of you. You don’t need to hold a high-up position in a multinational corporation to be a leader.  You don’t need to be in a position of high political stature to be a leader.  You don’t need to be the Chairman of the Board of a non-profit organization either.  Leadership happens in all of those places of course, but it also happens at home, on the streets, in the grocery store, and at the park.  And it even happens out there on the roads we travel.

Here are some tips on how you can both improve your leadership skills and become a better driver, all at the same time, all within the 2, or 4, or 0 doors of your mode of transportation.  It’s easier than it sounds.  Why not turn the green light on and give these a go?

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Not In My Vocabulary … Anymore

Today’s Daily Prompt suggests visiting an event in the past that we think could have played out differently, and to write about what could, would, or should have happened.  Uh-uh.  I don’t do that … anymore at least.

I’m a dreamer.  Have an [over] active imagination.  Love to think up possibilities and see them through in my mind from start to finish.  Like to come up with Plan Bs,Cs, and all the way to backup plan Zs even.  “Paralysis by analysis”.  Yep, I’ve heard that phrase said about me before, both in my personal and my professional life.  All in all, this tendency of mine can be a blessing, can be of value and service to others … when balanced by a lovely KISS:  keep it simple silly.  Great thing to plan for the future.  I haven’t met goals in life simply by writing out a line or two on a piece of paper or word processor.  They needed plans and steps – and flowcharts, spreadsheets, and multi-layered bullet lists in my style of planning.  Terrific skill to have for looking ahead, not so much for looking behind.

If I apply all of those wonderful attributes of me to my past, I get lost, very very lost.  I waste time on futile observations and crafting scenes for a chapter that never did nor ever will get written, at least not for my autobiography.  I spend way too much time living in locations where I don’t hold a mortgage or pay rent = other people’s minds.  And even if, big IF, whatever even could have played out differently, who do I think I am for having the power to possess any control or insight into just exactly how it would have played out.  Silly me.
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It’s been over 10 years in the making

along the side of the road
A hangout for my musings, the odds & ends of my life, and my passions.

along the side of the road
A site whose title is the namesake of my first novel.  One that I have thought about writing for 10+ years.  One that I am writing right now.

along the side of the road
A place to remind me to occasionally stop along the side of the road and just be.  I never can know.  Doing so could just change my life.

“Not only are bloggers suckers for the remarkable, so are the people who read blogs.”

Seth Godin, author & fellow blogger

I hope in along the side of the road I am able to share with you some of what I find remarkable, even if it’s simply finding it in the ordinary.

In response to today’s Daily Prompt:   explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.