#993 – Leadership Isn’t a Cliche

It happens in sports. We hear it in politics and business. Cliches are all around us. It probably happens the most when people don’t really know what to say. Sportscasters use cliches to get them through a segment when there is a lull in the action:

  • “Pound for pound, this team is as good as they’ve ever been.”
  • “There is no ‘I’ in team.”
  • “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.”
  • “You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him.”
We also hear it in business and political news:
  • “The ball is now in their court.”
  • “What we need is a balanced approach.”
  • “The buck stops here.”
  • “We have to look at things from a 30,000 foot level.”
Cliches help us bridge conversation gaps. When you can’t think of something original, then go ahead and pull out a tried and tested line that has been used before. It’s pretty normal to do so in conversations with people, but not in leadership.
Leadership isn’t a cliche and can’t be treated that way You can’t just go to a “special box” and pull out a new leadership line that can bridge a leadership gap. People see through all of that fluff. Leadership is real and needs real and committed people to take it and treat it seriously.
Now GO lead!
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Business, education, Leadership, politics, Schools and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to #993 – Leadership Isn’t a Cliche

  1. Pingback: #978 – Failing Doesn’t Feel Like Going Forward…Sometimes « Leadership 1K

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s