Re: New position - next step

Subject: Re: New position - next step
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "R Arthur" <carthur000 -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 21:33:27 -0400

> What would be the most important piece of advice would you give to those who
> are just starting a leadership position, both from the perspective of having
> been there, and from having trained them up?

Get a good night's sleep. :-)


But on the job, the most important bit of advice I can give to those
starting a "leadership position" is to be genuine. And to read
Lencioni's books, particularly The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team.

I used quotations around "leadership position" because I assert that
no such position has ever existed in the history of life, the
universe, and everything. A position does not a leader make. And this
is coming from a guy with "leader" in his job title! Even a President
and CEO can fail at being a leader. The leader is the person. The
position is merely a means of defining their pay scale at that point
in time.

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