Friday, August 1, 2014

Leadership Nuggets

          Everyone is a leader.  You are leading people somewhere.  Where are you taking them?

          A leader has an intrinsic sense of right and wrong, an intrinsic sense of the appropriate course to take.

          A leader listens to others.

          A leader considers all possible information and acts accordingly.  Sometimes quickly, sometimes patiently.

          A leader sees the big picture, he or she knows when something seems big, but is really barely a blip on the radar screen.

          A leader shapes the culture.

          A leader surrounds himself or herself with those who will bring honor to the cause.

          A leader does not compromise on honor, integrity or character.

          A leader relates to the common man.  A leader is not better than others, but he/she leads from the respect that is given from the rank and file.

          A leader celebrates the success of others.  Good leaders want everyone to win.

          A leader knows that the only thing that we compete against is our own potential.

          Leaders know what to say and how to say it.  They are not hateful or vindictive, they are gracious and kind.  Their speech is positive and it attracts others to them.

          All leaders come and go.  They prepare for their departure 

          A leader learns to deal with the pressure of leading.  This is no small feat.

          A leader identifies not only good ideas, but embraces the systems that undergird them. 

          A leader sees the big picture and does not simply live for today, but prepares for the future.

          A leader grows to be comfortable wearing the mantle of destiny.

          A leader leaves the world a better place than he or she found it.

It’s a beautiful day in God’s world.  Be sure to see the good.

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