Leadership Minute: Leadership in the Trenches


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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I am Certified Leadership Trainer, author, columnist, and speaker. Husband to Alicia, father to Katelyn and Kara, and "Pop" to terrific grandson Tyson. I am an avid photographer, love the outdoors, and like to travel. I'm passionate about sharing my leadership insights and helping people reach their full potential.
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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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