With Thanksgiving coming up I thought it would be fun to talk about leaders that each of us are grateful for. These could be leaders that you worked for, were coached by, served with, or have read/watched and were influenced by.
I want to start with a leader I am grateful for and then hope each of you will contribute a post about leaders that have affected you. I hope we can learn from these great leaders.
I was blessed and thankful to have a leader that taught me caring was more important anything else; results would come if leaders cared. He taught me that it was important to treat others how they want to be treated, not how you think they want to be treated. I always felt special and important around this particular leader. He cared enough to provide me honest specific feedback on my performance, was always interested in what my goals were, and would support me in achieving whatever it was that I aspired to do. Because of him I understand that being a leader is more than simply being a good manager. That people will follow you if they trust you. And they will trust you, if you care about them and nurture relationships with them.
I am grateful for this leader because I see him and his example every time I lead, whether at work, home or church. I am grateful for good people like him. Now it’s your turn, please post a comment about a leader you are grateful for below.
Inspirational Leadership Video Story 05/29/2009