Rocks Are Hard

you can only lead 2Good leadership, like good style, is hard to define — you know it when you see it. Yet, like style, we are inundated with books and articles, advice and columns about leadership – just this morning I received 8 email pushes on the topic.

In the end, you can only lead those people who want to be led by you.

Seen through that lens, then I have high affinity for Daniel Goleman’s work in Primal Leadership, in which he states that “the fundamental task of leadership is to prime good feeling.”  Good feeling with and among people throughout a wide range of situations and circumstances.Given that every day our offices and emails are filled with individuals who are motivated by different feelings, achievements, work modes, situation, it’s no wonder the topic of leadership is so prolific — great leadership is not easy.

As leaders we need to set…

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