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Naked Leader Week – 107 (w/c Monday 6 June 2005)
At midnight last night I completed the third and final part of the Naked Leader trilogy, The Naked Leader Adventure, which will publish in February 2006.
The theme of the book is you – The Autobiography of You – and again it is written to be read as a dip-in, dip-out book. Most importantly it has been written to be actioned on, as you read it.
I believe that while many of us know what we could do in our lives, if we so chose, there is always something that seems to stop us. After all, in our personal lives, careers and organisations, success, leadership and achieving dreams are all very well documented – there are hundreds of events, thousands of books, and millions of words out there.
The autobiography of you – your future, your choice, your life is now the core for Naked Leader, to help you:
Reclaim your Birthright
Reignite your People
Reinvent your Organisation
and of course Recreate our World.
“Work” now begins on the new web-site, combining these ideas with the hundreds that you have been sending in, so that www.nakedleader.com truly becomes your site. Next week I will share a revised timetable for the launch this summer (winter if you are in the Southern hemisphere).
Meanwhile, a huge thank you for the stories / quotes / jokes and poems that you sent me for inclusion in “Adventure.” Sadly of course I couldn’t include them all; however a selection will be included on the new site in a Leadership Gallery.
This story/joke so very nearly made the book was sent by Robin Doherty from Scotland:
An elderly man lived alone in a village. He wanted to ‘dig over’ his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation:
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato patch this year. I hate to miss doing the garden, because your mother always loved planting time. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison.
Shortly, the elderly man received this telegram:
“For Heaven’s sake, Dad, don’t dig up the garden!! That’s where I buried the GUNS!!”
At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.
Confused, the man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asked him what to do next.
His son’s reply was: “Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It’s the best I could do for you from here.”
Although this is a joke, there is always a way to help people, even though it may seem impossible!
With love and strength to all of you, especially those of you going through challenging times in your life