Leadership Minute: Leadership in the Trenches

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God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. – Elbert Hubbard

 

If you hang around as a leader long enough you will have scars. It’s just the nature of the business. But we are not called as leaders to a life of comfort and ease that is free from scars. When you lead from the trenches you know first-hand what it takes to get the job done, how to relate to your people, and lead with a greater sense of purpose. When you are engaged as a leader and have the scars to prove it you will have the respect of your people. Don’t be afraid to lead in the trenches. You will be a better leader for it.

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About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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2 Responses to Leadership Minute: Leadership in the Trenches

  1. Bravo! Well said. Many shy away from the trenches but want the lofty titles. Getting your hands “dirty” is the best way to learn and earn respect.

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