What Good Leaders Do

Here are some good leadership lessons from my friend Phil Cook.

1.     You’re running a marathon, not a sprint. So, take breaks and pace yourself.
2.     Choose your battles wisely. It’s more important to win the war than the battle at hand sometimes.
3.     Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. Usually it’s about them and issues they’re dealing with or turf they’re trying to protect.
4.     Celebrate small victories. However small it may be, change is happening.
5.     And finally, establish boundaries. Your family comes first. Most emails/voicemails can wait until Monday or the next morning. By responding to requests after hours, you’re not only robbing your family from time only you can give but you’re teaching them that you’re available 24/7.

-Wayne Pederson

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