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Erwin McManus: Why Real Leaders Shape the Future

Leaders do not fear the future; they create it.

Leaders can only create a world that reflects their inner world.

Leaders do not have a vision of the future; they personify that future.

Leaders live in the future they invite us into.

Leaders do not preserve culture; they create culture.

Leaders bring healing when they find healing.

Leaders become great teachers when they become great learners.

Leaders speak for those who do not have a voice.

Leaders use their power to protect the powerless.

Leaders stand for those who have no place to stand.

Leaders make outsiders insiders.

Leaders are guardians of movement, not guardians of culture.

Whoever is creating the emerging culture is the leader, period.

They are the leaders of the future because they are creating the future.

We must become the explorers and pioneers of the future.

Let’s get there first, plant our flags, claim the future in the Name of Christ, and lead humanity into a future rich with faith, hope and love.  

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Erwin Raphael McManus is an author, speaker, activist, filmmaker and innovator who specializes in the field of developing and unleashing personal and organizational creativity, uniqueness, innovation and diversity. In other words, he gets bored really easily. Erwin also serves as the primary communicator and cultural architect of Mosaic in Los Angeles. He is the author of An Unstoppable Force, a Gold Medallion Award finalist; Chasing Daylight; Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul; The Barbarian Way; Stand Against the Wind, Soul Cravings, and Wide Awake. He also serves as a Research Advisor with The Gallup Organization. He and his wife Kim live in Los Angeles have two children, Aaron and Mariah, and a foster daughter Paty.