For those of you that have read my columns over the years, you know that December is my month to reflect a bit. Past columns have looked at topics such as Busyness (12/07), Making a Difference (12/08) and Peace (12/12). This month we will primarily look at how to be better leaders. All of us lead someone somehow, so even if you are not a leader in our industry, this column applies to you.
Let me start off by saying that most of these thoughts are not my own but are the result of research and come from learned consultants. These are things all of us need to hear even if (and maybe because) we consider ourselves to be good leaders. When I can, I’ll mention the source, but we don’t want the column to become a bibliography.