Pithy Points to Ponder (about complacency, laziness and inaction)
According to Sir Isaac Newton‘s first law of motion, a body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force. Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to a change in its state of motion or rest; the tendency of an object to resist change in its motion. Isn’t it ironic that the word inertia comes from the Latin word iners, meaning idle or lazy? So the outside force that acts upon our motion can simply be our complacency or laziness; or, quite simply, inaction. As leaders, we are the external force that will change the motion of our people, and will be the inspiration to move them in the desired direction. As leaders, we need to guide the inertia of our followers, and empower them to harness and expend the energy to move in the direction we need them to go.
Dale Richard Wilson, Sr.
Blogger @ Command Performance Leadership
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Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Leadership (www.squidoo.com)
Initiative and Sir Isaac Newton (2ndmileleadership.blogspot.com)
Man as Machine (aboutadidam.org)