If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more,
you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams
The challenge this week at Summer of Color is purple, which I've seem to be playing with a lot this summer to begin with. When I first started painting, I mainly painted monochromatically, being very interested in using value to bring depth. As my artistic eyes have taken twists and turns, I find I am much more interested now in how colors play off of each other. As I began working on this piece, I realized that as I have worked on the Summer of Color pieces, I have used the designated color to really bring out the intensity of other colors, rather than having that color be the focal element.
Great leadership, authentic leadership, in my mind is similar. Rather focusing on self and how I look in the light, it is focusing on you. Rather than doing grand things that will look good on my personal resume, it is encouraging the growth and achievement of others. Through nurturing, supporting, questioning, scaffolding, a leader walks in the room oblivious to themselves, seeks out the creative spark in others, and lights the match.
This piece is 10" x 20" acryclic on cotton duck canvas. It is available for purchase for $75. Please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.