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“What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?” – Read Lee’s article, published by the American Management Association, on a true leader’s characteristics

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Whether evaluating your personal leadership qualities or deciding what type of leader you want to serve in your work (or cast your vote for public office in a few weeks), Lee’s article, published by the American Management Association, provides a great summary of a true leader’s characteristics. Read it here.

One of the best statements in the article is – “If you don’t know yourself and have a peace about who you are, your fears and insecurities will take you out. Rather than pursuing your passion and purpose using your unique talents, style, and convictions, you will constantly be comparing yourself to others and trying to guide your life by someone else’s ways and standards. Alternatively, when you know and accept yourself, you can be authentic, leading from your own true north. Objectively knowing your strengths gives you confidence, while awareness of your weaknesses gives you humility.”

After you’ve read the article, please share your thoughts and comments…

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2012 in Business, Leadership, Personal

 

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2 responses to ““What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?” – Read Lee’s article, published by the American Management Association, on a true leader’s characteristics

  1. james R. Bird, Jt.

    June 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Lee, I am so thankful for your book and leadership insights. I am the Leadership Training Chairman for the NJ State Council,, Knights of Columbus, and am tasked with training our future Officers and Chairman in the State. Your book is “spot on”. Having read John Maxwell and several other leadership authors, I find that your insight is really helpful for aspiring leaders. As a USAF
    C5 pilot, I was on the flightline at Clark when the first C-141 departed for North Vietnam. The
    exceitement that was in the “air” was unbelievable!

    You are a hero, and I will mention your name in my presentation to the new Grand Knights on
    June 29th, and show them your book. Please keep up the good work, and I find that I am always learning. After I retired from Corporate Aviation, this became my new career. I never dreamed that I would be teaching Leadership sesssions throughout the state.

    James R. Bird, Jr.
    LTC (USAF retired)

     
    • Lee Ellis

      June 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      James – thanks so much for your comments and kind words. We’re so grateful that Leading with Honor has given you encouragement and insight as a leader. Lee reads his messages often, so I know that he will see it. We’re just started a new campaign called the “Courage Challenge” – feel free to check it out and share it – http://www.LeadingWithHonor.com (WP Admin)

       

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