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Wednesday, April 4, 2018


The best leaders I know foster a sense of ownership among the stakeholders they serve.

What are some of the ways they affect that dynamic?

  • They communicate pervasively and openly, resisting mightily an atmosphere of secrecy.
  • They consistently and persistently beat the vision drum - "this is what we're about, this is where we're headed."
  • They create the conditions that allow folks autonomy in the pursuit of that vision.
  • They focus relentlessly on the "Us" and the "We" and the "Our."
  • They insist on an environment of equity and fairness.
  • They operate on the basis of covenants, not contracts.
  • They make others feel valued (in hundreds of ways).

Sounds like the kinda folks I'd gladly follow.