self-confidence

Leadership Lesson 01: You Can Make a Difference

You can make a difference

Leadership Lesson 01:
You Can Make a Difference

Kouzes and Posner are some of the most well known authors in the field of leadership. Their book, The Challenge of Leadership is one of the primary texts on the work of leadership. In 2010, they wrote a little book called The Truth About Leadership. It was a short summary of the most important lessons (truths) they discerned in their decades of research on leadership. I am going to blog on their ten most essential leadership lessons in the next two weeks.

Pride and Humility


My son has been doing a lot of summer reading. C. S. Lewis in particular (The Great Divorce, Mere  Christainity, Screwtape Letters) and books on leadership by Jim Collins, Kouzes and Posner and Lencioni. Late last night he said, "In these books, pride and humility is the main thing." I thought about it for a minute and agreed with him. Pride and humility are at the center of life, relationships, work, leadership . . .

Pride is that Original Sin. It is the "mother-lode" of all that has gone wrong in the world. It is the slumbering Smaug, that when awakened, wrecks havoc and ruin. Pride has ended careers, destroyed families, and robbed bright futures. It limits a life and it disrupts an organization. No wonder the best authors write about pride.

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