Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

Next Monday (16th) is Martin Luther King Day. It’s a day that we should reflect on the life and work of a great American leader.

Dr. King left us a leadership legacy and wisdom that I admire and continue to be inspired by.

One of my favorite quotes of his is: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Think about this quote … what does it really mean to you ?

Another one of my favorite MLK quotes is: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

I believe Dr. King inspired many with this quote, but unfortunately as time as gone on we see many who are just going to work and doing as little as possible to get by until the next pay check.

As a leader, how are you doing with inspiring those in your organization to do their jobs with the magic and artistry of Michelangelo and Beethoven  … and are you fully prepared to stand strong in times of challenge and controversy ?

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