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September 7, 2012

Complete This

September 7, 2012 | By | 86 Comments">86 Comments

Complete this sentence – my job as a leader today is to…

Be as thoughtful as you would like to be.

 

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  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    My job as a leader today is to… continue creating differences in the lives of people (be it my stakeholders or team members). {believe in creating legacy rather short term quick fixes}

  • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

    My job as a leader today…is to go the distance.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Keep going Jon! Ensure that you enjoy the journey and not only the destination.

      • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

        Good thought, Uma. I think I’m enjoying both (most of the time).

  • http://twitter.com/jryan48 Jim Ryan

    Listen hard and talk straight…(so true, but I didn’t say it, thanks Lolly Daskal @lollydaskal)

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Talk straight – I yearn for this in this phony world.

  • ReasonDisciple

    Every Friday is praise reports (for the highs of the week) and prayer reports (for the lows of the week). So I go around to me team a collect these so we can praise or pray!

    Ricardo Equips

    • http://caroldublin.com/ Carol Dublin

      I love this. I’ve been doing the weekly reports with the highs and lows, but I like calling it praise and prayer reports instead. Great insight.

  • http://jonahenry.com/ Jon Henry

    Stop. Collaborate. And listen?

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      …Ice is back with a new rendition…

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      collaborate- I believe this would be the way forward for 21st century.

  • Mike

    Live in such a way as to invite and inspire followers.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      This is called creation of legacy.

  • Devon Roberts

    lead by example, being positive and excited toward accomplishing our vision.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Being positive in a negative world. Much needed trait today

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

    My job as a leader is to build up other leaders

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That’s mentoring

  • http://www.tammyhelfrich.com/ Tammy Helfrich

    encourage others and let them know they are appreciated.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Reminded of carrots and sticks

  • http://www.designingachampion.com/ DrMatt

    show others by example of striving to reach their full potential.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Leading by example. That’s what exactly Jesus did.

  • http://www.epicenterlanguages.com.mx Aaron Nelson

    My job as a leader today is to lead. To back away from the grind, and look out at the big picture.

    My job today as a leader is to also make sure I am delegating effectively.

    • http://caroldublin.com/ Carol Dublin

      Delegating is what I struggle with. Great thought.

      • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

        Ditto here.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      “My job as a leader today is to lead.” ~ This is similar to the phrases in definitions of various statutes in India.

  • John Briese

    to listen, to appreciate, to teach.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Listening. A rare commodity today.

  • http://www.janabotkin.net/ Jana Botkin

    . . . to get off the internet and out into the studio so I can finish that commission and make that phone call to see it a muralist has been chosen for that job and if it is me. (Oh how I wish I had people for this).

    Leader? No, just getting my work done.

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      Praying for it. I hope you get it!!!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That’s authentic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riley.rogers.399 Riley Rogers

    Inspire and equip the people around me

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Awesome! Inspiration. I love to breathe it.

  • http://bestoked.blogspot.com Luke Stokes

    Admit my mistakes and show the team how to learn from them.

    That’s specific for today because that’s the reality of this morning for me and our team. For a broader answer, my job is to adjust to what’s going on right now, be available, and lead accordingly. Loving all the other comments here as well. :)

    • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

      Go Do It Luke!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That’s humility! Like that Luke

  • http://somewiseguy.com/ ThatGuyKC

    is to show my people that I value them more than projects.

    • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

      People always matter more. That’s why I love Dave’s hiring mantra of “look for passion over talent.”

    • http://caroldublin.com/ Carol Dublin

      Great point – easy to get caught up in completing the project and not focus enough on your team. Good reminder.

  • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

    …empty myself into others. “It’s not my job to fill your cup, but to empty mine into yours.” (I think I heard this from Dave, but I can’t remember for sure!)

  • mkokc

    is to inspire my team, show them the vision of the business and help my clients win!

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      Good way to finish the sentence.

  • Mark Sieverkropp

    My job as a leader today is to show gratitude to those around me.

    • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

      Thanks, Mark!

  • Bob

    My job as a leader today is to listen.

  • http://twitter.com/apence10 Alicia Pence

    My job as a leader today is to help others realize their full potential.

    • Mark Sieverkropp

      Sounds like something Chris would say Alicia :)

    • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

      …and to help them reach it

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That’a noble cause.

  • Mary

    is to stop! Listen and let my team know they are important to me!

  • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

    …not think less of myself, but think of myself less. (I stole that one, but I love it).

    • Mark Sieverkropp

      Well stated, even if you stole it ;)

      • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

        I think some C.S. Lewis guy said it first.

        • Mark Sieverkropp

          Yeah! Who is that guy anyway!! Haha

    • http://caroldublin.com/ Carol Dublin

      I like it whether you said it or not!

    • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

      I’ll do the same thing

      • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

        Think of myself less? I appreciate that… ;0)

    • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

      3rd time I’ve heard that in 48 hours…makes me think Someone is trying to get a message across to me.

      • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

        Hey Matt! Think of yourself less…

        • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

          Ha!

          The other people I heard it from were Rick Warren and Joel Manby…good company.

          • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

            Yep. I think I read it on Joel’s book too.

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      and… I will help the blog owner out because he didn’t have a “real” post for today ;0)

  • http://www.destiny2lead.com/ Jeremy May

    My job as a leader today is to remember to lead the way Christ did, by serving His followers.

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      He who is last will be first. And the first will be last.

  • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

    1. Get others to do great work.

    2. Act like I want others to act. A good leader sets the standard.

    3. Write a newsletter. Sometimes I have to do things I don’t enjoy. This is one of them.

    • Mark Sieverkropp

      Leave it to you to go above and beyond and list 3 things ;)

      • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

        Indeed.

        • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

          Awesomesauce.

      • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

        It’s either that difficulty following instructions

        • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

          “Destructions”, as they’re referred to at my house.

  • DebMack

    My job as a leader is to teach for today and prepare for the future.

  • Cass Sitterly

    My job as a leader today is to inspire through serving.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Reminded of the words of Jesus “I came to serve; not to be served”.

  • http://www.toddliles.com/ Todd Liles

    My job as a leader is to help others reach their full potential.

    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

      My job as a leader is to help others succeed.

      • http://www.toddliles.com/ Todd Liles

        I agree with you :-)

  • CLB

    LEAD!!

    • Mark Sieverkropp

      Love the brevity! Great reminder!

  • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

    …leave as much of myself behind as possible so there’s room for my team to bring as much of themselves as they can.

  • http://www.dadrenaline.com/ Christopher Pilon

    My job as a leader today is to show patience and understanding as one of my stores goes through inventory – something they only do once a year.

    • Mark Sieverkropp

      If its the store near me Chris, and they come up short, it wasn’t me, I promise!! ;) have a great day buddy!

      • http://www.dadrenaline.com/ Christopher Pilon

        HA! Not, I’m in Idaho today. Hope you have a great day, as well!

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      Enjoy the break.

  • http://www.twitter.com/erikjfisher/ Erik Fisher

    …make sure that my team has everything they need to succeed.

    • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

      That would be a people’s leader choice.

  • http://twitter.com/esggraphics Eric Gale

    My job as a leader today is to… provide a vision and help those around me use their gifts and talents to their fullest in order to reach our shared vision/goal.

    • Mark Sieverkropp

      Oooh provide vision! I like that!