Scripting LEADERS

There are three traits that a leader embodies at his core:

  1. Courage
  2. Stamina
  3. Communicate and Inspire

Do you have them? I believe that everyone has some level of leadership baked into their being. How developed your traits are is an unknown that you would be best to answer. Let’s say your courage levels aren’t as high as you’d like them to be and you want to strengthen the emotion.

In the interest of HISTORY, here’s a favorite quote by Mary Tyler Moore, Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”

Embrace un-comfortability. When un-comfortability is upon you (not if but when), you will be correct to feel emotional. Be sure to respond appropriately according to how you feel.

Emotions have their order. When you are personally affected by word or deed several boxes light up on your EMOTION WHEEL:

The core emotions are at the center of the circle—start here. After choosing the most accurate core emotion, you can use your finger to identify the more specific emotions that connects with the outer edges of the circle.

Scripting leaders is one of my favorite things to do in composition because by communicating our emotions, others are better informed on how they should react.

Most of my scripted leaders understand and lean into the emotional wheel in word and deed. I reckon this is how most people operate in real life.

Reckon means to consider or regard in a specified way. In real life, folks “reckon” all of the time. 🙂

Do you? You would be best served to reckon with yourself first. Start with the 6-Point of Emotions wheel. READ each section of the wheel to understand it, then learn it so that you can become a more aware and effective communicator.

When you’re feeling Happy, use the wheel to pull from your Strong and Calm sectors to connect with others. If you are genuine, you will receive innate responses. Emotions trump tact. Leaders know this, and that is why most are labeled charismatic. Dimensions strengthen character. Find a way to exhibit more dimensions via well-placed emotion.

Story is to be seen (scene), recorded, and read. Usually, a story contains pertinent information on one or several topics. Your life is a story. No cameras are rolling, but you are the protagonist and I’m thinking that you’re also a leader. What would you want an on-looking audience to comprehend about you? Ask yourself:

HISTORY is important. History is the record of today’s events that will be read tomorrow. Our ancestors left many notes on almost every major topic of life. Notes work much like the emotions wheel; not specific, but definitely direct. HEED the notes. History was not recorded for nothing. Use it to become a more effective LEADER, then use it in the script.



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