A few years ago I sat down and made a list of the most important lessons I’d learned in leadership and in life – so far.
Recently I found myself wondering about others numero uno leadership lessons, so I posed this question on Social Media.
These were some of the answers I received:
“The most effective place from which to lead is not from position but from character. Position matters little for lasting influence.” Sharon Kohring
“MBWA. (Manage by Walking Around.) That’s my motto!” Tom Wells
“Listening.” Mike Sommer
“To listen.” Becky Heinecke
“People work with me, not for me.” Tom Rhodes
“From a teenage employee I had years ago who quoted his father: “The measure of a person is not how well they do what they like, but how well they do what they don’t like. Stuck with me for the last 20 years.” Paul LaRue
“Great communication.” Cynthia Bazin
“Back in the days, my father told me to treat everyone the same regardless of their appearance.” Will Lukang
“Accept people where they are, and do whatever you can to help them grow.” Page Cole
“Always act with love, compassion and understanding. People are only doing the best with what they know how.” Kristy Burns
“The customer is always… The customer. Right or wrong.” Brian Sooy
“If you don’t trust yourself, nobody else will either. Be intentional from a core of solid knowledge, ethics, and discernment.” Jane Anderson
- What is your greatest leadership lesson – so far?
- How are you sharing that lesson with others?