Of Glory—Rick Elieson
Just had the opportunity to read your Leadership
Series story “Rick Elieson’s Great American”, wow what
a great piece!
This is one of the best leadership articles
I have read in ages, both in content and style.
Rick is on point in terms of what it takes
with people and leadership principles such as caring, collaboration, development,
results and future.
However, what I appreciated most was how
he used others to get this point across.
This selfless outward focus is a reflection
of a true leader versus the opposite self-indulgent “me syndrome”
that some people rely on to achieve their agendas. The unfortunate truth
being that there are many of them around, so it’s a breath of fresh
air to read this story even more than once to savor and get it all.
And I love the appropriate ending;
|“People have always liked me better after meeting my wife,
they think I’m funnier after seeing me with my friends, and
they only see how capable I am when they get to know my team.
“However you choose to slice it, we are better together, and
we are happier when we are focused on the happiness of others.”
Well done and please thank Rick
for sharing his thoughts on leadership. Feeling inspired!
Lionel van der Walt
Rick mentioned a movie that inspired his
His comments are cogent and quite on the
Titled “Free Solo,” the film
is a white-knuckle viewing experience as the central character climbs
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
The film won the 2019 Academy Award for
Documentaries and is available online from the National Geographic.
Watch the trailer and then listen to FlyingTalkers Podcast here.