Monday, June 20th, 2016


I am visiting my three West Coast kids (mid-forties old kids) who live in Seattle, Portland, Oregon and Santa Cruz, California.  They are right smack dab in the middle of their work lives and we talk about it quite a bit. All the ups and downs, career choices, bosses, leaders, stress, are all grist for the mill.

I was reminded of how much leaders matter —and of a leadership paradox.
I offer it as food for thought:

Leaders who feel lazy and wonder what good they are doing and if they are having any impact are often the best leaders. Leaders who overwork and and never question their impact and never question their right to intervene and KNOW how much they are needed, are not the best leaders.  

Just saying. Something to think about.

Now back to vacation.


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