In this edition ... Humble Confidence... Part of your Level-5 Leadership ... Kobe on Vision ... When Your Employee Isn't a Fit ...
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Humble Confidence … Part of your “Level 5” Leadership…
It may feel strange, to see the words humble and confident together in a single description. How can you be humble and confident at the same time?
"The X - Factor of truly great leadership is humility. Humility, combined with a ferocious will for something bigger than yourself.
"Humility in a very special way! I want to be very clear; these people are ambitious. They have tremendous energy. They are often exhausting; they never want to stop, they're utterly relentless…
"But here's the difference between a (level) five versus a four..."
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Quote I'm Pondering
"When you make a choice and say, 'Come hell or high water, I am going to be this,' then you should not be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that is intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that ... when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time, because it has been [in your mind] the whole time."
WHEN YOUR EMPLOYEE ISN'T A FIT
Written by Sue Hawkes on January 27, 2020
As a Minnesota resident, I often find myself dreaming of warm climates this time of year. The temperature hovers around freezing and I can picture the arid deserts of Arizona or the lush rainforests of Hawaii. Both climates offer respite from the Minnesota winter, but they are decidedly different from one another in flora and fauna. A cactus can’t survive in the rainforest, and ferns can’t grow in the desert.
You wouldn’t think companies are similar to plants, but like a fern in the desert, not all people will thrive in your culture.
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