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What Kind Of Leader Are You?

Most leaders naturally fall into either the climber or connector camp. They climbersare either highly positional or highly relational. Which type of leader are you? Take a look at some of the differences between climbers and connectors:

Climbers Think Vertical—Connectors Think Horizontal

Climbers are always acutely aware of who is ahead of them and who is behind them in the standings or on the organizational chart. They are the way I was as a young leader reading the reports to see where they rank. Moving up is very important, and the idea of moving down is terrible. Connectors, on the other hand, are focused on moving over to where other people are. They think more about who is on the journey with them and how they can come alongside them. Continue reading “What Kind Of Leader Are You?”

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A Leader’s First Responsibility Is to Define Reality

Leader’s responsibility can be define real­ity was from leadership expert and author Max DePree. His assertion made sense to me instantly. And Humorist Garrison Keillor, who said, “Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it.”

You Can’t Define What You Don’t See

In the reality world, people change only when they hurt enough that they haveleader responsibility to, learn enough that they want to, or receive enough that they are able to. For example in my case, pain prompted me to learn. In 2005, I came to face-to-face with a painful reality: one of my companies was steadily losing money and its efforts seemed to be going in too many directions. This problem did not appear suddenly. For five years there had been indicators that I should make changes, but I was unwilling to make them. I needed to change my leadership team, but I didn’t want to do it. I loved my inner circle. And year after year, I was willing to absorb the small losses that the company experienced. But after five years, the losses began to add up and take their toll. Continue reading “A Leader’s First Responsibility Is to Define Reality”

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