Is it still worth a try? I believe that it is still worth it. At least I think so. What is the “it” in this statement? The “it” is the desire to return from exile.
Two weeks ago I looked at the issue of Leadership in Exile. We discussed the fact that many leaders are self-exiled. And that they are such by their own choice based on their own experience or circumstance. And I concluded that article with some example of some leaders who were self-exiled and some examples of what they did during that period of their lives.
Why were you in “exile” in the first place?
It is worth a quick look back at some of the reasons some have been in exile.
- Exhaustion — You got really tired. Have you gotten some rest?
- Frustration — You got really frustrated with your situation. Has it changed at all?
- Lack of Followship — You looked around and no one was following? Have you figured out why that was the case?
- Lack of Support — You had no support from your leader. Is there new leadership above you? Or have they gotten better as a leader?
- Viewed as a Threat — You were viewed as a threat to existing leadership or the status quo. Has the situation changed or has your leader gotten more confident in themselves or in your ability to lead without feeling threatened?
Is it time to return from exile?
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