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Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I recently finished reading a book called Tribes. It was a great book. Our Leadership Team read through it as well. I want to share some great excerpts with you from this book. If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it.

Generous and authentic leadership will always defeat the selfish efforts of someone doing it just because she can.

Heretics are the new leaders. They are the ones who challenge the status quo, who get out in front of their tribes, who create movements.

For the first time ever, everyone in an organization, not just the boss, is expected to lead.

Leadership doesn't always start at the top, but it always manages to affect the folks at the top.

Good enough stopped being good enough a long time ago. So why not be great?

It's uncomfortable to stand up in front of a stranger.
It's uncomfortable to propose an idea that might fail.
It's uncomfortable to challenge the status quo.
It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle.
When you identify the discomfort, you've found the place where a leader is needed. If you're not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, it's almost certain you're not reaching your potential as a leader.