The following lesson was sent to us by a valuable PandoLabs community member and mentor, Chuck Coonradt.
In his book, The Game of Work, Chuck explains what makes people so dedicated to recreational pursuits, and shows how to use that same motivation to win at business.
A lesson in leadership, community, family and hierarchy being taught to us by a pack of wolves…
The three in front are old & sick, they walk in front to set the pace of the running group lest they get left behind.
The next five are the strongest & best, they are tasked to protect the front side if there is an attack.
The pack in the middle are always protected from any attack.
The five behind them are also among the strongest & best; they are tasked to protect the back side if there is an attack.
The last one is the LEADER. He ensures that no one is left behind. He keeps the pack unified and on the same path. He is always ready to run in any direction to protect & serves as the ‘bodyguard’ to the entire group.
A true leader is not about being out front, it means taking care of the team.