I got the following picture from Dave Anderson who leads our maintenance efforts in Bartow. He said: “This picture says a lot.”
I sent back a note saying: “I’m afraid to ask how you see me?”
He humbled me with his response: “It is not to point out how I see others. It is for my own self reflection and to decide which I should be or strive to be.”
Leaders go first – into the fire – showing the way up the steep hill.
Leaders go last when it’s time to feast.
I heard Pastor Andy Stanley say a leader gains the confidence of his team by using his leverage to build up the team. It starts simply with the question: “How can I help?”
I appreciate Dave’s reminder that leaders pause to reflect and to act upon those reflections.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.