Leadership: Take it Personally
For today's Tuesday Reading, I reached back to a 1999 piece -- Leadership: Take it Personally -- by one of my favorite authors, John Baldoni.
In this short piece, Baldoni focuses on "personal leadership" which he defines as acute self-confidence backed by conviction and understanding; knowing where you stand, where you want to go, and what you are willing to sacrifice to get there.
He goes on to say that personal leadership is CENTERED, OUTWARD, tempered by the courage of CONVICTION, and LIBERATING.
After a short example of Larry Bird's personal leadership as a Boston Celtics player and as a head coach, Baldoni encourages us to make our leadership personal because we, the people around us, and our organizations will benefit.
So, my charge to you this week is to make your leadership personal. . . . . jim