I trust the headline got your attention.
While it’s absolutely sincere, I don’t mean it in the way you most likely initially thought.
The truth is Adolf Hitler was an evil-evil man.
Let me repeat, and evil-evil man.
But also an INCREDIBLE leader.
You see, while leadership usually gets a positive connotation.
When you break it down to the core..
Leadership is just a tool.
By itself, it’s neutral.
Here are a couple of other examples of what I mean..
Some people say money is good, others say its bad.
In reality, money is a tool, it is neutral.
It can be used to create beautiful things or destroy them.
Same with energy.
it’s a tool and also neutral.
It can power civilizations or destroy them (Atomic Bomb).
Why is this my leadership topic for today?
Because 2 weeks ago, I visited hell on Earth from the years of 1941-1945 via the concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland.
This was Adolf Hitzler’s most famous death camp in World War 2 that killed over 1 million Jewish people alone.
Truthfully, I didn’t want to go.
Which was the exact reason why I had to go.
If you ever thought if things were not going your way..
As a friend and very lovingly, I politely urge you to gain some perspective.
This was the coaching I gave to myself.
As I needed a dose of this medicine.
So I am not preaching at you, rather with you.
And by experiencing just the memory made me realize I need to step up my gratitude, perspective & leadership game.
My message today?
Leadership is perspective.
Perspective is leadership.
It’s also a very powerful tool that you have a duty, obligation, and responsibility to develop and use for good.
Please never forget this.
And as humans, I strongly believe we all have a duty, obligation, and responsibility to see what happened with our own eyes in Auschwitz at some point in your life to gain more perspective.
And if you have already much love, respect, and would love your feedback.
PS “Those who don’t study/remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana