I came to this article in a round about way. . .some would call it Providence. I was reading a blog from Will of Heart and found this article “What Does It Really Take To Lead” by From a Road Warrior.
I like this article and believe that all of us can benefit from what it says. Enjoy!
During a recent conversation with a CEO client of mine, I asked him a cliche question, “What do you think it takes to be a leader/manager? His answer was not what I expected,however.
He said: In one word I would say a great leader has empathy. None of my people here get to be leaders on any level without it. They must first learn that “I” must be replaced with “WE” and never to use “ME”. Also I learned that being great in a lower position rarely makes for a good leader. True leaders learn to maneuver that fine line between “Boss” and “Friend”. I have managers here that I really and truly believe their people go the extra mile for EVERY day, because they want to do it for their manager first, and then their team, not because they have to.
He went to say: One of…
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