I am not trying to drag this thought out to the point it loses the significance needed for leaders to make a change. More importantly, I am trying to raise an awareness needed within leadership to address an area where much good can be done.
Success in leading the most unlikely begins with identifying who the most unlikely are we are trying to lead.
Identifying the unlikely can be very subjective to each individual. However we identify the unlikely, the need is evident when it comes to our leadership.
Where should we start?
They live everywhere, but often have nowhere to live.
They have nothing to give, yet often give all they have to help someone else.
They scrape by with little hope, yet hope is often all they have to scrape by.
Leading the unlikely will involve an effort to provide a combination of all three ideas. We must look for ways to give hope of a life that is better now and in the future. We must provide genuine friendship without ulterior motives, where we develop an intimacy that goes beyond the surface.