Robert Lindsay, MSW, LCSW is a licensed family practitioner who specializes in mental health talk therapy. For over 23 years, Robert has been working with "at-risk" children, adolescents and their families. Robert serves as the Director of Clinical Operations of a mental health non-profit. He also consults with physicians in the local Emergency Department on patients, who are experiencing acute mental health crises. Robert is an author, columnist, consultant and speaker. Robert is the author of the new book, Rise Up.
Leadership is active. It may seem silly, but leaders are suppose to lead. Leadership is action-oriented.
Think William Wallace in the 1995 movie Braveheart. Think Jesus riding into to Jerusalem knowing the violence awaiting Him. Think General George Washington crossing the Delaware River to surprise the British. Think Churchill saying, "We will never give in" while Germany was bombing Great Britain back to the Stone Age during WWII.
People want leaders who live out conviction, passion and a clear message. Leaders need to stand for something. Where are our leaders today? Who are they really fighting for?
Parents are the real leaders of any society. Being a parent is the most important leadership position bestowed to any individual.
How are you impacting the leaders of tomorrow? How are you leading your child to develop into the person he or she is created to be? How are you teaching your child to live out faith, conviction, integrity and all the values necessary to live a successful, honorable life?
He or she will be a leader one day...how he or she leads depends largely on how our children see us lead.
Rise Up and lead well.
Independence Day Challenge - 3 Steps
- Select 3 charities to give at least $9.00 each and every July in honor of America's Independence. I recommend St. Judes Hospital, Youth Unlimited, and either The Wounded Warriors or The Fisher House - all found on my website.
- Recruit 1 other person to do the same. Ask that person to recruit and so forth, creating a domino effect of giving
- Reflect on America by reading the Constitution. Reflect on God by giving Him thanks
By giving this way each and every year and getting others involved to do the same is an extrodinary opportunity for each of us. The difference this act can make in the lives we may never know is life changing. Join with me in taking this challenge each and every year. Create a legacy of giving as an expression of your love for God and your neighbor. May God bless you in all you do as you seek to know Him.