Leadership Nuggets

"But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave." Jesus Christ (Matthew 20:26, 27 NLT)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Leadership Nuggets: Be Authentic, be YOU

Recently I shared an office with a colleague. One day she saw me coming into the office with a mug of tea and said, in a heavily accented English "I want to buy a flask so that I can bring coffee lait to the office because I don't like Nescafé". What! I thought to myself. She does not like Nescafé coffee? I love it.
Hearing her made such a simple statement made me think about how different and unique people are. We have different taste, preferences, likes and dislikes. What I love might be what you dislike and vice versa. Our uniqueness is part of the tapestry of life making us fit together like a perfect jigsaw.

A leader must appreciate the diversity of their team. Each person is authentic. They come with unique strengths that when harnessed builds a great team.

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