Leadership Wisdom from My Readers (Pt. 13)

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This series is about sharing the knowledge, thoughts, and wisdom of those who comment on my blog. If you have missed any of the parts here they are: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8,  Part 9,  Part 10, Part 11, and Part 12. Here are some more people who’s leadership wisdom you will enjoy.

Ralph Mayhew from ralphmayhew.com

“I’d add The Principle of Self-Awareness! Becoming self-aware of when our fears are guiding us, when we’re being insecure, when we’re acting on wrong motives etc. is half the battle in leadership.”

“We’re supposed to be the ones overshadowed by God, not the other way round.” “I think you realize what you know that you wouldn’t otherwise realize, without blogging about it.”

“Followership is the key, I think, to excellent leadership. Jesus’s ability to follow the father is what made him so dynamic.”

Joe Abraham from joeabrahamlive.com

“In my leadership journey, sometimes I have faced the task of rightly handling success. I may be waiting for one door to open and suddenly many doors open simultaneously! In one sense, we could call it a blessing. But it also brings a major challenge as to which is the best one we must go through. Experience and discernment play a major role during such times.”

“One criteria I use to examine whether an idea is worth pursuing is to see how it directly connects with the core purpose of my business. If it could significantly help in accomplishing the purpose, I go for it. If it doesn’t, I eliminate it.”

“It is vital for leaders to get prepared to handle leadership positions. There are good leadership courses and programs out there that will equip one for that.” “One of the ways I practice self-leadership is by evaluating my actions and reactions, and learning from mistakes. It helps a lot.”

Loren Pinilis from lifeofasteward.com

“I have realized the wisdom of your statement that we can’t lead everyone the same way. I’ve seen this with family and friends. Part of the difficulty in leading is figuring out how to lead each particular person. “

“I think the most powerful thing is to apply what you’ve heard and give credit where credit is due. That shows people that you’re listening and implementing the good ideas that come your way.”

“I think transparency is good, but I also think that needs to be coupled with a confidence and a track record. Ideally, you can say “I’ve never done this before, but I’ve done all these things like it. We’ve got this.”

Question: Which of the above comments resonated with you the most?

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4 thoughts on “Leadership Wisdom from My Readers (Pt. 13)

  1. I love theses posts, Dan. Thanks for sharing.
    I really like what Loren said about giving credit where credit is due.
    I think that is really important in building trusting relationships.