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"Leaders are rarely the first person to see an opportunity, but they’re the first to seize an opportunity."
Excerpted from 5 leadership lessons from Lincoln.
It's a helpful post: simple, clear and well-timed for the July 4th holiday, referencing the critical impact of followership on leadership and Lincoln's great model for us all. ~ Deb
Have you ever wondered what makes a leader? We’ve heard that leaders have followers, but is there more? Leaders are going somewhere. What would you think of someone who claimed to be a leader, was surrounded by followers, but was going nowhere? Unfortunately, that’s the situation for many teams, organizations, and nations. So what really makes a leader?
In a world full of wannabe entrepreneurs and leaders, don't try to be what you're not.
"Anyone who tells you to focus on self-promotion instead of doing whatever it is you love to do just doesn't get it."
I'd add #8, working to illuminate your blind spots to #7, Which is about be-who-you-are. Friends, colleagues and the use of a coach can help maximize your own strengnths in getting clear on your leader path and smart decision-making, through, not around, the blind spots. ~ Deb
Focus on purpose. Those who spend time on leading their business can't afford time on distractions. This article lists some reflections on what to avoid...