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Jun30
Leadership Interview and the Statue of Responsibility

Thanks to Kevin Hall for sharing his thoughts on leadership in the following interview.Kevin Hall.JPG

Kevin Hall is an accomplished author, speaker, consultant and serves as Chairman for the Statue of Responsibility Project, a $200 million project inspired by Dr. Viktor Frankl. Kevin has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Restaurant Business, Nation’s Restaurant News and Worth magazine. He is co-authoring a new book series titled The Power of Words. The first book, The Power of Words for Leaders, will be available in book stores in 2006, followed by The Power of Words for Health and Healing in late 2006/early 2007. He was a partner in Franklin Quest which became Franklin Covey.


In your experience, what are the traits or characteristics that all leaders share?
 
Humility is the “magna cum laude” of leadership traits.  I’m not talking about the dictionary definition of being meek, lowly, or timid. Humility originates from “humus”, which is that rich organic part of soil that allows for growth.  In fact, we won’t grow or develop, and we won’t allow others to grow and develop without sufficient “humus”, or humility, in our lives.  Great leaders are constantly learning, improving, and planting the seeds of personal growth as they journey along their path in life...they are teachable.  All other traits of great leaders emanate and cascade down from humility.  In short, humility is the one single characteristic that separates great leaders from good leaders.

Without true humility we can easily get caught up in the the unquenchable cycle of “having more¸ acquiring more”.  We think we have to “have” more, to “do” more, before we can “be” more.  This “Have-Do-Be” pattern of behavior is a treadmill that leads to nowhere fast.  The “humus” path of personal growth and learning, focused first on “being and becoming”, leads to a “Be-Do-Have” pattern of behavior that is both fulfilling and sustainable.  We will know that we are on the true path of leadership when we start asking questions like— “What do I need to become to have what I most value in my life?”

Our relationships, our businesses, our health, our finances, even our impact in the world...will all grow in direct proportion to how much we grow and what we become in the process.

How does language relate to leadership?

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Jun29
Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko is NBA’s Good Guy
Sports media is known for tracking stats, making awards and ranking players. And professional sports is known for making young athletes millionaires and often egomaniacs.  With the NBA draft just completed and a new crop of instant millionaires created, I... Continue Reading
Jun28
Leadership, for Steve Erickson, is a Quality Not a Position
Michelle Golden at Golden Marketing posted an interesting live blog yesterday from Steve Erickson's session on Recruiting at Assoc. for Accounting Administration and she shared  Erickson’s notion that leadership is a quality, not a position. What a great thought ….... Continue Reading
Jun27
Warren Buffet and Bill Gates Lead in Wealth and Giving
What happens when the world’s wealthiest person sits down with the world’s second wealthiest person? Cavier? Dom Perignon?  Not exactly. We had a chance to find out when Warren Buffet, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A) sat together with... Continue Reading
Jun23
Will the Brain Based Leader Please Take a Bow
I read an article, Brain-Based Leading… today… in Notre Dame Business Magazine, where Elizabeth Station wrote…”Some years ago, a prominent politician delighted “C” students at Yale with the assertion that “you, too, can be President of the .” He wasn’t... Continue Reading
Finding a Place for Your "Dead Weight"
I read a great article in the Washington Post by Amy Joyce entitled Dead-Weight Workers Drag Everyone Down. In this article, Joyce talks about the negative effect lazy workers have on everyone and how it drives morale down. Now... Continue Reading
Jun21
Pat Riley's Leadership Brings Championship to Miami
Midway through the fourth quarter of game three of the NBA Finals, it looked as if the Miami Heat were finished. The Dallas Mavericks led by 13 points and the Heat appeared to be playing at their best. The Mavericks had... Continue Reading
Jun20
Time Magazine’s 2006 List of Leaders
Time Magazine published its 2006 list of the most influential people. While there were leaders in perhaps all five categories, I was most interested in the categories of “Leaders & Revolutionaries” but also found leaders and examples in leadership in the... Continue Reading
Jun17
Can You Make the Tough Calls?
This week I received a very interesting reflection from one of my students. Our management class is focusing on decision-making, and we are all sharing the most difficult decisions we would have to make as managers. Overwhelmingly, the number one... Continue Reading
Jun14
Global Night Commute Report
“On April 29th a nation closed their eyes to open the world’s….Hold On.” You may remember the great cause that we reported in April on Leadernotes called Invisible Children. It caught the attention of the likes of Seth Godin and others.... Continue Reading
Jun13
Leadership is Service
It is good to be number one in something. I noticed in an article in Wired that the residents of Utah have been recognized for volunteering more often and giving more of their time than people in any other state. Check... Continue Reading
Welcome Ellen & Malcolm
It is pretty cool to have added such great talent to LeaderNotes recently.  Dr. Ellen Weber and Malcolm Munro will contribute their talent and insight to LeaderNotes.  Both are respected and experienced instructors, published authors, speakers and consultants.  Between us,... Continue Reading
Jun11
Relationships...A Leadership Development Tool?
Tomorrow begins Finals week for my Intro to Management students.  This term has been one of the best ever.  The folks I've worked with have constantly challenged me, exhibiting a whole new level of interest than that of any previous... Continue Reading
Jun10
Hello to All LeaderNotes Readers
I'm Malcolm Munro and am the newest author to this post.  You can read more about me HERE.  I have many passions, but at the top of my list is the relationship between managers and employees. My goal is to... Continue Reading
Jun 9
SuperSize Me! Not
In writing about Jamie Oliver and the good he is doing for the nutrition of youth I got thinking about this nutrition movement and how the real impact has come not from government, education institutions, health ministries but from some... Continue Reading
Jun 8
The Neuroscience of Leadership
I was intrigued to read at Strategies + Business how change is connected increasingly to research about the human brain, and how places like Toyota use this research for gain. The article…The Neuroscience of Leadership by David Rock… author of,... Continue Reading
Jun 4
Chris Fralic on Leadership
Thanks to Chris Fralic for sharing his thoughts on leadership in the following interview. Chris is a Director at First Round Capital, an early stage venture capital firm. Chris is a thought leader in internet technology.  He was most recently... Continue Reading
Jun 3
Yahoo CEO Pay Takes a Dive
Is Yahoo Chairman and CEO Terry Semel screaming Yahoo? Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) announced yesterday that its board of directors has reduced Semel's annual salary from $600,000 to $1. Yes, rub your eyes and do a double take - it says $1,... Continue Reading
Jun 2
Jamie Oliver Starts a Revolution (Food Fight!)
There are lots of places to lead and lots of ways. Who would have guessed one place would be the school cafeteria? Jamie Oliver, the energetic British celebrity chef and star of the The Naked Chef has turned his enthusiasm, talent... Continue Reading

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