“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. They don’t set out to be a leader, but become one by the quality of their actions and the integrity of their intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles…they do not flock; you find them one at a time.”
What words do you chose to say to your team? How do you behave when you know others are watching? Are you confident, even when you’re unsure on the inside?
What happens when you have to answer for a problem…are you quick to blame others and frantically attempt to deflect any ownership?
Or, do you own the challenges in front of you, and in so doing demonstrate a level of leadership that your peers can not match?
Which leader are you…the one who plays it safe in the crowd…or the one who leads the crowd?
Jay Kuhns is a human resources executive, leadership coach, speaker, consultant and is the author of Unstoppable Power, Leverage Energy, Risk and Relationships and Advance Your Leadership Career. He is a “Type A” leader who understands that human resources leadership is about high energy, creativity, strong personal connections and making changes that push organizations forward.