Thursday, November 19, 2009

Great leaders don’t actually lead at all

When I watch ‘leaders’, here’s what I notice. Some people lead quietly, some lead loudly, some lead with ideas, some lead with deeds, some lead with unbending integrity, some lead with inspiring words and others lead, surprisingly effectively, with ego and selfishness.

Who the hell knows? There is likely no answer, except maybe that provided by the Greek philosopher (apparently it’s unclear) who summed it up: Know Thyself.

I pulled two sentiments from this post. First, great leaders get out of the way and let their people charge ahead.

Secondly, there are many different styles of leadership. I like the quiet types because it allows me to be authentic, effective and personal.

The "Know Thyself" quote is good advice.

Thanks for reading. Please lead quietly.

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