Leadership Words + Insight

Trevor Gay,  who  spent 35 years working in healthcare management shared some great insights on his blog Simplicity. He wrote the following:

Feeling in a reflective mood, I thought I would list the most outstanding qualities of the most effective leaders I’ve ever worked with or for.

These were the 5 words that came into my head after not very long thinking about the question:

Integrity
Humility
Kindness
Support
Fairness


Strange how words like Hard, Decisive, Ruthless, and Disciplinarian did not come into my head. That probably says more about me than anything else.

I agree with Trevor.  During my 17 years of management experience I have come to the same conclusions

I would add:

Example-Lead by what we do, not what we only say.

I have seen leadership as a stewardship and huge responsibility. I perhaps see my role to “encourage the heart. and empower and celebrate learning and the growth of others”

Currentl my company gives it’s leaders the opportunity to do the above and I feel lucky to be working , growing, learning and teaching here.

What are others thoughts?

Humbly submitted,

Devin Willis

Resources That Are Helpful:

Servant Leadership, Stewardship and Winnie the Pooh
Wayne Stewart, February 2005,PDF/Adobe Acrobat

Ken Blanchard – Situational Leadership By mftrou.com

First issue of BusinessWeek + “Trouble at the Office ” can help you succeed! August 22, 2008, Devin Willis, My Discoveries on the Road to Prosper and Learn

Concepts of Leadership A Big Dog, Little Dog and Knowledge Jump Production.

Inspirational Blogs on Leadership and Management August 12, 2008 , Devin Willis

The Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs That All Managers Should Bookmark” By HR World Editors on June 10, 2008

Ethan Willis in the News! E-strengths assessment helps others – posted  on Modern Kung fu July 24, 2008 found  by Devin Willis

Totally Consumed HR Jeff Treder– he also , correctly pointed  out  I , ” missing some of the heaviest-hitters,” including: All Things Workplace , Managing Leadership , Flowing Motion , Ripple Effect :Human Markets Ask a Manager and Totally Consumed HR .:

Leadership vs. ManagementSyque


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4 responses to “Leadership Words + Insight

  1. Sherri Rose

    Agreed and I would add understanding and teaching. Also remember that fair and equal are NOT the same thing.

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    Good Points Sherri !

    Devin Willis

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  2. Tim

    Tim,

    To me you are an example of a leader!
    Thank You

    Tim

  3. J F

    We that have the honor to lead . Must “…check-in on what they expect to improve. Not for keeping score or ego-boost purposes, but because improvement is at the core of what effective leaders do and they make it a priority to stay on top of things….”

    I agree with Mr.”Devin Willis’s” statement ” that leaders should “encourage the heart. and empower and celebrate learning and the growth of others”

    J F
    National Speaker
    http://www.nsaspeaker.org/

  4. Jo

    Thanks for the pingback – head in a whirl today contemplating the significance of Lehman’s going under

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