Introduction to: Think Like A Leader

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There are many definitions of the terms leader and leadership. Historians, scientists, theorists, researches, scholars, and practitioners from many fields of endeavor have identified countless characteristics and traits of good and successful leaders. However, in spite of all of these efforts, no single definition, no universal list of attributes, and no all-encompassing metric for quantifying…

REALITY #26: When strong leaders need Babe Ruth, they don’t settle for Eddie the hotdog vendor.

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Their organization was established after World War II to serve the needs of returning veterans.  The current board, just like those who started the organization some 75 years earlier, was still made up of sincere people wanting to serve the organization and returning veterans.  Recently they had to select a new executive director. After numerous…

REALITY #24: Leaders are accessible.

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In her effort to build on the long-term success of a particular manager and his division, the new chief operations officer, began a somewhat informal, yet very purposeful, review.  His division has a workload similar to the others, and his consumers are in no measurable way different than those served by other divisions.  His education,…

REALITY #23: Socially conscious leaders respect and maintain reasonable rules of engagement.

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The freedoms of dissent, protest, and expression are bedrocks of a free society.  These fundamental rights have and always will carry with them certain equally basic obligations.  To be reasonable, dissent must show deference to opposing views, and it must be free from intimidation and threats.  To be meaningful, protest must be peaceful, purposeful, and…