“Leadership is Influence” -John Maxwell
Leadership is Influence? Hmmm…? This statement kept lingering in my mind after I read it. It made me think about the type of leadership I have had in my life as well as the type of leadership I have exemplified. If “Leadership is Influence” then some of us are clearly in trouble.
There are some who have had all of the right examples in life from family, to education, to business, to spirituality, etc creating what most would call a “successful life”. But there are some of US who have lacked the right examples so much so our lives are a journey of trial and error. We seem to be wandering around as if the lights are off, stubbing our toes on hard surfaces and stumbling upon items intended to be the foundation of who were are as we seek out the light switch.
If “Leadership is Influence” what can you do in order to have the RIGHT influence in your life as well as become the RIGHT influence for someone else’s life? One word… MENTOR!
Mentoring is the key when embarking on something new which you have little experience or knowledge of! Through the course of my life I have had several mentors for various things. And in each mentoring process I have learned a lot about myself and the project I was working. The Fatherless Generation Foundation is dedicated to influencing this generation for the better and not for the worse. The FGF mentoring program consists of “Husband & Wife Mentoring Teams” which help children from a single parent household see the dynamic of a two-parent household. This is vital to society because if one never sees a positive example of marriage in action how will they be able to replicate it? Our mentoring program is not intended to present marriage as “perfect” but it is intended to present marriage as a functional aspect of life.
Today is BE A MENTOR day for FGF! We are seeking out more “Husband & Wife Teams” who are interested in becoming a mentor for a fatherless child. If you are interested, please fill out this form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org