In a recent podcast I spoke with Duane Cummings, speaker, author, former CEO of Leadercast. and host of the Leadercast podcast.
Here are just a few highlights of our discussion:
Leaders make other people leaders. Communication is vitally important. Leadership is about serving. Use “wow!” instead of “how?” whenever you hear an idea. "What an opportunity" is another way to get people to think not solely about problems, but ways to solve them. Everybody wants to be valued. Create an environment that brings everybody together, no matter what level they are. Leaders are inclusive, they bring people into the fold to solve a problem. Leaders are empathetic. You cannot be a sensational leader unless you are amazingly self-aware.