Random Thought on Leadership

by Bill Brenner on October 11, 2010

I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership these past few days. I’ve known some good ones and some bad ones.

Observation:

When you’re all about loving people and helping them along, that’s leadership.

When you’re all about power and getting people to do your bidding, that’s middle management.

I’ve been a middle manager. I’ve met some who are the salt of the Earth. But I sucked at it.

Most of the time, it’s lonely in the middle.

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Dan O'Leary October 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

God bless you Bill. So glad I was able to share the experience this weekend.
I agree the best leadership comes from the most humble, most caring persons.
Peace,
Dan

Anne October 12, 2010 at 6:41 am

Thanks for deeming me one of the good ones. Leadership is all about relationships and risk management and, of course, picking your battles wisely. I miss you.

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