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About Lead With GiantsTM

Dan ForbeWelcome to this site which serves as the hub for the Lead With GiantsTM Community, a virtual social media community spanning Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Facebook comprised of those who want to become better leaders.

Please read on about the history of the community and then hop over to my site at LeadWithGiantsCoaching.com for more.

A little history about the inspiration for Lead With GiantsTM

“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants,”

The above is quote from a letter written by Sir Isaac Newton in 1676.  But before Newton the phrase appears in the works of the Jewish tosaphist Isaiah di Trani (c. 1180 – c. 1250).

A wise philosopher responded: “Who sees further a dwarf or a giant? Surely a giant for his eyes are situated at a higher level than those of the dwarf. But if the dwarf is placed on the shoulders of the giant who sees further? … So too we are dwarfs astride the shoulders of giants. We master their wisdom and move beyond it. Due to their wisdom we grow wise and are able to say all that we say, but not because we are greater than they.

And then, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in The Friend (1828), wrote:

The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant’s shoulder to mount on.

This idea is a perfect metaphor for leadership.  We might ask the question, who sees farther the leader or the follower?  That is, who is most important?  Both are important. 

We all can learn from the wisdom of the leaders around us and become better leaders ourselves. Due to their leadership we grow wiser and lead better, but not because we are better. We are all in this together.

We all learn from each other and become the better person for it. We are all dwarfs and we are all giants. We are all leaders.

YOU are a leader. YOU are a Giant.

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