Q Source Week 1 Disruption (F1)


PAX: Chairman Mao, Ina, Mile High, Rump Roast, Sally, Wal-Mart

QIC: Alright Alright

Goals for Q Source:

  • Be a better leader everywhere, but especially at home with wives and kids.
  • Take more leadership and have a bigger impact on F3 and through F3.
  • Expand how we think about F3.

Leaders influence movement to advantage.

A leader is a person who can influence people to do things that they would not have done otherwise.

How do you articulate your vision to the people that you are leading?

  • Observe other leaders and follow the example of good ones.
  • Try a wide array of methods until you find one that works, you rarely have only one shot at casting the vision.
  • Don’t be Bobby Knight.  Learn new ways to motivate people, and be aware of what will be effective on each different group.

Because it induces a movement, leadership causes Disruption.

How do you lead people that don’t know they need to be led, and might not want to be led?  Do you even try?

  • Understand the people that you are trying to lead and the best way to motivate them.
  • Know where they are on the “Change Curve.”
  • Understand the “Adoption Curve” and which people you need to influence first.
  • Moving a group of people should be done “brick by brick.”
  • Show vulnerability.
  • Know when to Disrupt.

A great Leader’s legacy is built on love.

People will follow a Leader when he is in the room. People will continue to follow a good Leader when he has left the room.  But only a great Leader is able to influence movement to advantage even after he has died.  That is a legacy Leader, and he is a rare breed who leaves a legacy that is built upon love.

  • Herb Kelleher was a great example of this.

How do you love your people and get stuff done at the same time?

  • Make the time you spend with them more intentional, and they will value it more.
  • Speak with your leadership to create more time and opportunities to show your people that you care.

The great Leader’s focus is always upon his followers rather than himself. It is their best interests, not his, that motivates his actions. It is their advantage, not his, to which he initiates movement. This is only possible if, first and foremost, he loves them more than he loves himself.

The great Leader knows that if his love is not great, then neither will be his leadership.