‘The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn
I was fortunate in my professional life to work for two corporations where the leader daily displayed genuine leadership skills. They demonstrated the ability to be both demanding and compassionate. Their leadership skills forced me to stretch as a professional, and they were always there to support me when I stumbled. I never once saw them point a finger at a predecessor or member of their team when things failed. And when success was achieved, they never claimed it to be their success, it was always the success of the team. Neither was perfect and both made mistakes that they were not afraid to own.