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High Road Leadership: Uniting in a Divided World


As I reflect on my mentor, John Maxwell latest book “ High Road Leadership” here are a few takeaways for me as I challenge myself to be a High Road Leader. I encourage you as well to take the challenge..We need more High Road Leaders in our world today!


In a world increasingly marked by division and discord, the concept of high road leadership shines as a beacon of hope and unity. High Road Leaders are individuals who bring people together, fostering an environment of inclusion and respect. They excel in unifying rather than separating, welcoming diverse thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and continuously seeking common ground. These leaders understand the profound value of every person, regardless of their background or perspective.


The Essence of High Road Leadership

High Road Leadership is about more than just being nice or agreeable. It requires courage, integrity, and a deep commitment to the well-being of others. High Road Leaders actively engage in behaviors and decisions that uplift and unify. They are the light in the darkness, guiding others through challenging times with a steady hand and a compassionate heart.


Embracing Diversity

One of the core principles of High Road Leadership is the celebration of diversity. These leaders recognize that true strength lies in our differences, not in our similarities. By welcoming those who think, feel, and believe differently from themselves, High Road Leaders create a rich tapestry of perspectives and ideas. This inclusivity leads to innovative solutions and a stronger, more resilient community.


Finding Common Ground

In a divided world, finding common ground can seem like an insurmountable challenge. However, High Road Leaders are adept at identifying shared values and goals. They understand that, despite our differences, we all have common desires for peace, happiness, and prosperity. By focusing on these shared aspirations, High Road Leaders build bridges that connect people and pave the way for collaborative success.


The Courage to Choose the High Road

Choosing the high road often means making tough decisions and standing firm in the face of adversity. It requires the bravery to act with integrity and the strength to prioritize the greater good over personal gain. High Road Leaders are guided by a moral compass that points unwaveringly toward what is right and just. They lead by example, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps and choose the high road as well.


The Wisdom of Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's words, "An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind," encapsulate the essence of High Road Leadership. This profound statement reminds us of the futility of retaliation and the destructive cycle of vengeance. Instead, Gandhi advocates for forgiveness, compassion, and understanding. High Road Leaders embody this wisdom, striving to break the cycle of conflict and foster a culture of peace and mutual respect.


Wrap up

High Road Leadership is a transformative approach that has the power to heal divisions and bring people together. By valuing diversity, seeking common ground, and choosing courageous and compassionate actions, High Road Leaders create a brighter, more unified world. In these challenging times, let us all aspire to be High Road Leaders, guiding our communities with light and love.


By embracing these principles, we can make a profound difference in the lives of those around us and contribute to a more harmonious and inclusive society.

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