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Have you ever Googled "leadership"?  The other day I got 2.5 Billion search results in under half a second. That might indicate I've got to get a whole lot better at searching for content on the internet. It also means the real messages of leadership can get buried in all that great information.  Here are a few qualities (as verbs) that might resonate with you.

  • L – Listening
  • E – Empathizing
  • A – Acting with awareness
  • D – Dedicating time for others
  • E – Encouraging
  • R – Removing doubts
  • S – Serving selflessly
  • H – Helping with humility
  • I – Interacting with integrity
  • P – Persevering

L -Silent & listen use the same letters

E - Empathy is the glue that holds relationships together.

A - When you're aware it shows you care.

D - Time is the best gift you can give.

E - Make recognition a resource.

R - Our best is enough, it's always been enough & will always be enough.

S - What are you doing to serve others?

H - Help more, judge less. Together is better.

I - You're never wrong to do the right thing.

P - It's the courage to continue that really counts.

Leadership is really pretty simple. It's hard to do, but it's fairly simple once you wade through the information.

#1 Leadership is not about you. It's about how you're serving others.

#2 Leadership is all about you. It's about how your behaviors support #1.

Because we rise by lifting others.

Happy searching!

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