Creative Leadership

Where the Corpse is, There the Vultures will Gather

The New Testament book of Luke ends with Jesus telling his disciples about the coming Kingdom of God.  But the last line of the chapter caught my attention:   “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”  My mind wandered a bit (what’s different?), and I thought about how often we run into obstacles with our career, project, or company.

When things start looking bad, we immediately feel compelled to talk about it. But the truth is, even rats jump off a sinking ship.  Nobody wants to be associated with a dying project.  So when difficulty comes, stop broadcasting it.  I’m not one who believes in shallow motivation, but at the same time I also know that inspiration matters.  People want to feel like they’re part of something special.  Stop being a corpse, because that only attracts vultures.  And for the record, stop complaining to people who can’t help you fix the problem.  Think about it.  How much time do you spend whining and complaining to people who can’t do a thing about it?  What a waste of time!

Snap back to life.  Get your projects, your company, and your life back on track.  Dwell more on positive alternatives and you’ll become a magnet for other people.


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  1. and the vultures insist on putting powder, perfume, and lipstick on the corpses!  thanks for this word, and i always appreciate your insights so much–GREAT help for avoiding the vultures and corpses 🙂

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