We are Seeking for Leaders, Not Ideals

Yesterday I had some guests. First three school teachers who teach in the same school where my mother does. Almost everyone of them asked me how they can better grow their children and make them like Me. ūüėČ Also after they left, I had another visitor, a young guy who was going to get admission in college for grades, he was also seeking for someone who can guide him in a way or two.

Though I believe I’m not yet that great teacher, which I want to be, but I realized some truth about leadership.

A leader is the person who:

  • is not a guru, he is a normal guy who’s good at somethings and bad at many things.
  • make use of what he is good at.
  • leads the change, in other word who is always the first one to stand for something usually when no one believes in.
  • gets fail and then try again and again.

These are indeed great points, but to even better understanding how the process of leadership starts, we look into another angle. When Martin L. King, or Mandela stood for their rights, they were not the best black persons on earth.

There must be black guys in their community who were wiser, healthier, better communicator. But the thing is everyone was afraid to stand for that.

Mandela did not wait of any genius to start the journey of freedom, he did it.

Dear reader, We are Seeking for Leaders, Not Ideals, so don’t worry if you’re not good at something, you can lead your family, community, world. Come! Lead us!

New Era of Designing Consumers

Yesterday I was learning about Philippe Starck, the best known designer in the New Design Style. Here is tiny example of his work.

Also we are seeing companies like Apple, IKEA, Zappos and many others, which are offering great services or products or both.

If companies like them can offer, why not everyone? Here is the point, Apple didn’t bring its products’ design from here or there, or even it wasn’t avilable before they created it. Similarly for Zappos, they had no such experience of Delivering Happiness before.

Also people like Seth Godin, Chris Anderson, or Martin Luther King did and doing what has never been done in the way.

Both companies and individuals, promised it to themselves, designed it, created it, delivered it.

Things did not ended over there, what we call now customers or fans loyalty is actually designing your unique consumer or fan.

This is what I call an era of designing consumers. Without it, it is impossible for good folks to make WOW. I strongly belive you know what you can do to design your own following of people or consumers.

Waiting of what? Go.. Design us.. We’re waiting of you dear Linchpin.

PS. The idea of this post was taken from Kenny East‘s comment on Mashable’s facebook status.

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