But from now on, I want to change the world on purpose, for real, and for the better.
The hard part is making changes for the better. It takes energy to be audacious about pursuing the right goals and values and proving that they make a positive difference. Energy is easy when the world is going smoothly, but not so, when things are extreme and uptight. If I want to always have a positive impact, I need to have energy all times. I need to be an Extreme Leader.
Extreme Leaders know that love generates boundless energy — love of all kinds.
“Love of what future principle we’re trying to live out, love of what people I have around me, and love of what they want for their lives. Love of what customers I have, and love of what customers I might have in the future if I am smarter, faster, and more creative in serving their needs. Love of what impact we can have on the lives of our customers and — if we’re audacious enough — on the world as a whole. Love of what our business really is, and love for what — when we cut away the chaff — we really do at work every day. . . .
If I love who we are, and if I love what we can be, then I’ll love the process of how we get there. And in order to make it all happen, I will act boldly and courageously and I will, at times, fail magnificently. But my love demands that I try. Demands it.” — Steve Farber, as Pops in Radical Leap
Extreme Leaders don’t use their heads solely to run their autonomic functions. They don’t use their hearts only to pump blood.
“Now is the time for all of us to take our power back and become, each of us, Extreme Leaders in our own right. We have to set a new example of what’s right in business and everywhere else. We have to be audacious enough to follow the examples we respect and challenge the ones we don’t.” — Steve Farber, as Edj in Radical Leap
Head and heart together, full-out open, audacious and engaged.
It takes that to be fully human. It takes that to be an Extreme Leader.
When head and heart work together, the world responds positively.
Imagine the little and big changes many Extreme Leaders can make.
How will we change the world this year?