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Leadership Magic

by Mawi on December 1, 2012

Several years ago, I was speaking at a conference when an audience member stopped me and said, “You are making all this leadership stuff sound like magic.”

I was taken back, and during an awkward moment, tried to figure out a way to defuse the critique; to distinguish what I was talking about as real, and completely separate from the sleight of hand associated with magic.

But then I thought of a 7th grader who had used his power of discipline to learn basic French on his own. I thought of a teacher who used her power of compassion to setup a clothing drive for refugee students. I thought of my own teenage years, when I used my power of initiative to apply to ten colleges, praying I’d get financial aid at one of them.

And it hit me how right the audience member was. For if there is no magic in our inner powers of love, initiative, discipline, courage, and contribution, where can magic be found?

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1 Nomusa Xaba December 2, 2012 at 5:14 am

We look for the magic in the moment and if it’s not there..we create it.

2 janice December 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I read angels and beetles book it was amazing we are doing a book report about in school middle school This book was touching and sad, i am 11 years old and i have read book me Janice and your book is amazing i am from Ghana Africa and life there was just the same as Ethopia you are an inspiration to others people look up to you. you are amazing Mawi :)

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