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Leadership Lesson 01: You Can Make a Difference as a Role Model

Leadership Lesson 01:
You Can Make a Difference as a Role Model

Kouzes and Posner have spent years studying leadership through research, surveys, and interviews. One of the questions they asked people was about their role models. Who were the role models that influenced us for leadership? The chart above is reproduced from their book, The Truth About Leadership, page 9.

There are some striking facts in this chart.

First, notice who the people are that we turn to as role models for leadership. They are the people who are closest to us. The ones with whom we do life. The people who are positioned to impact us up close with their character, values, wisdom, stories and relationship.

Five Things You Need, to Learn From the Wisdom of Others

some wisdom must thou learn from one who i wise, Euripides quote

Some wisdom must thou learn from one who is wise. Euripides


The need for mentors is well known. Yet, I am still surprised at how many leaders do not have mentors. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, for there are a few conditions that must be in place for a mentoring relationship to happen.
 

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