Leaders Know Who They Are

The journey of our lives is to discover. —Margaret Wheatley

One of my favorite techniques to engage and challenge leaders attending my courses and workshops is to pose a simple, direct question: Would you follow yourself?

For me, those who are capable of answering this question honestly are well on their way to becoming extraordinary leaders. Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, wrote extensively about self-management. He clearly understood that leaders, or anyone else for that matter, cannot exist separately from their internal values and beliefs.

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