Do you remember the thrill of going outside on a cool, dark night to watch shooting stars? The air was cool, the sky was black. Nothing to disturb your viewing except maybe a few clouds and the brightness of the other stars.
Then, in a brief moment, you saw it. There! Up in the sky goes a shooting star. It was a sight to behold, for sure.
Yet, if you’re like me, the action of a shooting star was much too short. You got to see the star falling but only for a few seconds. Then it was gone. Never to be seen again.
Now, how many leaders try to lead in this manner? They strive to be shooting star leaders.
Go fast and hard for a brief moment
Shine brightly for a brief moment
Are seen by many for a brief moment
Leave an impression for a brief moment
Shooting star leaders seem amazing. They wow you with their quick entrance but leave you wanting more after they’ve gone.
Stop striving to be the shooting star leader. You won’t leave a legacy when you show up and burn out quickly.
True leaders know they have to be present. True leaders know they have to stick around. True leaders know time matters.
Don’t be a brief bright spot as a leader. Learn to be a leader who shows up and makes a lasting impact.
Question: What has happened when you followed a shooting star leader? How did that affect you? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.