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Don’t Fuss Over Spilled Milk – Leadership Lesson

One important leadership skill is the ability to effectively teach, paired with a generous amount of patience. I love the following story and the powerful leadership lessons it contains for all of us.

How many “nice guy” employees have you seen in your career that stay in the background of teams and organizations and are never held accountable for their sub-par performance? I’ve seen my share. This was definitely the case with Darryl Strawberry.

Sometimes as leaders we get so caught up in the day to day business that we overlook the most important things. And those “things” are the people in our lives. On one of my coaching calls the other day I was talking to a successful executive that was struggling in reaching his goal of recognizing and appreciating his staff more.