Intolerance is a trait of a leader who elevates everyone around him.
If you want to lead, your intolerance is mandatory.
Know that the degree of your tolerance is disproportional to the quality of your leadership.
The more tolerant you are, the lower the quality.
Because its not easy to uphold strong qualities & values.
Tolerance leads to erosion of your high standards.
Your responsibility as a leader is to create a culture where, whether its your followers, employees, family, can grow and become exceptional in what you’re directing them towards.
You need to protect this culture & cultivate it.
The protection of this culture will depend on
- your conviction to your leadership objective
- the values you need to uphold to attain this objective
- rejecting values that directly conflict with the attainment of your objective
Every time you compromise your leadership by accommodating lesser values through tolerance, you not only weaken your own conviction, but you disrespect those who follow you, who rely on your resilience to maintain the coherence & integrity of the culture you seek to build.
If you seek to build a family in hopes of raising children that can competently take charge of what you’ve built in abundance, and carry out your lineage, then you cannot be tolerant to those who your children befriend, who lack your values & damage them with their own.
If you seek to run a group of employees with the intention of delivering exceptional service in a domain, then you need to discriminate on competence, and be intolerant to anyone that does not comply with the competitive, harsh atmosphere necessary to deliver your objective.
You do people a favor when you become intolerant. You help them reveal their values and how much they suffer in comparison to yours.
Its a wake up call that will motivate them to raise their standards or remain average.
Its a common misconception that leaders need to be tolerant & accepting.
When in fact, it’s a leaders duty to filter out the top quality people by forcing them to qualify for the standards he sets, preaches & acts upon.
It’ll be up to the rest who want to ascend & join him.
Objectives can only be achieved by self-legislating laws that help you attain it.
These laws become your values.
These values set a standard, which develops a culture.
Anyone who falls short of it, should not be tolerated.
Leaders protect their own through intolerance.
The stronger the culture, the more you can lead with influence, the more those who follow you will admire you. The weaker the culture, the more you have to lead with authority, the less people will admire you.
Protect & strengthen the culture you build through intolerance.