Leadership Moment

Below was taken from the Harvard Business Review article: In Praise of the Incomplete Leader by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge.

No leader is perfect. The best ones don’t try to be – they concentrate on honing their strengths and find others who can make up for their limitations.

To lead you must relate. You do this by inquiring, advocating, and connecting.

Inquiring: listening with the intent of genuinely understanding

Advocating: explaining one’s own point of view. Leaders do this by explaining how they reached their interpretations and conclusions.

Connecting: cultivating a network of confidants who can help a leader accomplish a wide range of goals.



“Show class, take pride, and displace character. If you do so winning takes care of itself.”

Paul “Bear” Bryant






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