Saturday, January 26, 2013

Out of the Spotlight

It's much easier to lead people from the platform than it is in the trenches. Time on the stage is always limited and focused--the spotlight is only on for a short amount of time. It's the leading that is done alongside staff members and shareholders that reveals depth of character, level of integrity, and true leadership potential. Daily interaction in positive & negative situations will highlight who a leader is when they aren't working to impress someone. It reinforces John Wooden's quote, "Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

To be an effective, respected leader more time should be spent in the daily discipline of maintaining integrity than establishing an impressive stage presence.

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