Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Remote Channel

Did you see the Garfield comic for January 12? (You can go here, and click on "the vault" to see it). Garfield is sitting in his comfy chair, and clicks on the TV. There's a new channel - the "all remote channel" which says "put down that remote, we'll click through the channels for you."

That's an easy trap to fall into, isn't it? What I wouldn't give for a "todo list that would execute itself - or a blog that would post to itself daily. Apparently others are looking for the same solutions. Did you ever notice how many e-mail and phone messages you get from people who want you to do something for them? There are a lot of Garfields out there, I suppose.

Of course, the programmers of the remote channel have it figured out. Find a need and fill it. Make someone else's life easier and they will be loyal to you - at least until someone else finds a better way to meet their need.

"Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant." (Matthew 20:26) Other focused. Meeting the needs of others. Making others successful. That's a great step of leadership. And in the process, you earn the right to lead. Followers give their loyalty to those who they trust.

So, will you be the remote channel? Or are you comfy? :)

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