I have a strong view about leadership. Leaders in order to earn trust and respect, you must care for your employees. You must be fair and act with openess and with integrity. Your actions count. I have been taught to believe that if you cannot lead, get out of the way so others can lead.
The late U.S. Army Lieutenant General Melvin Zais in a speech he gave to the Armed Forces Staff College, zais concluded, “I will … provide you with … the one piece of advice which I believe will contribute more to making you a better leader and commander, will provide you with greater happiness and self- esteem and at the same time advance your career more than any other advice which I can provide to you. And it doesn’t call for a special personality, and it doesn’t call for any certain chemistry. Any one of you can do it. And that advice is that you must care.”~TomPeters.com
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