Is showing favoritism a part of being human? Is it inevitable? Do people do that because it’s the natural order of things? Do you need to show favoritism to get things accomplished? Is it fanciful to think there should be more equality?
Maybe the reasons socialism and communism didn’t work is because somebody always has to be on top. That means somebody always has to be at the bottom.
Whenever you belong to a group, the outstanding people always rise to the top. No matter what kind of group it is. It can be in school, work, or for fun.
What was your experience with kids sports?
I remember when my children played amateur sports some coaches would never give some of the kids a chance to play. All they wanted was the win, so they would only allow the talented kids to play.
There were some outstanding coaches who realized every kid should have a chance, so they would give everyone an opportunity to play. Some of the disgruntled parents of the “Stars” would have a fit because they wanted their kids to always be featured.
I’m sure the Olympic heroes who will be celebrated this week were all the “stars” that were played. Do you think any of them rose from the bottom?
Once when I was teaching school, I allowed some of the students who were never leaders become leaders during a school activity. They were thrilled to be given this opportunity.
Guess what happened?
The natural leaders, who would’ve been assigned in the first place took the leadership positions anyway.
Sometimes, I feel that people who are overlooked should get a chance anyway. Have you ever been in a group where equality really goes on?
Have you ever seen where a shy person given a chance, develops into a leader.
Do you think there is a better way?
What do you think?
- A skill set called leadership (roelienzwart.wordpress.com)
- Leadership Can’t Be Taught . . . (johnrchildress.com)
- Eight Theories of Leadership (psychology.about.com)
- Leadership training (4cdm.wordpress.com)