Monday, March 3, 2008

Who's Right?

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Leo Reynolds

As I recently pondered my conversations with a few colleagues on the subject of leadership, I started to wonder: who's right?

I mean, we all have opinions and experiences and views. We all have had many experiences with leaders of all capabilities. Many of us have read books on the subject of leadership. At the end of the day, how do we figure out who's right?

I am definitely not an expert. I know what has worked for me and I have been a student of leadership for over 20 years. Stephen Covey is usually my touchstone.

I submit that the litmus test is one of right versus wrong. That each of us needs to search our values and principles for what constitutes what is right when it comes to Leadership. I have previously submitted that we start simply with The Golden Rule: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.

Dignity, respect, integrity, dependability, consistency...these are just a few.

Would you please add to this discussion by commenting on what helps you decide who's right? I'd love to hear what you think.

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