“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Great leaders are a pretty rare thing. In fact I can only think of a few that I’ve worked with/for in my 30 year career. One trait that those leaders all have in common is that they intentionally study leadership and purposefully experiment with various principles and skills. They make mistakes and fine-tune their leadership styles over time. Towards that end I thought about all the strong leaders I know, as well as my own experiences leading global teams and built this straightforward deck with seven key traits that can be developed and ten key skills that can be practiced. One lesson I learned at a young age is to not take yourself seriously, so in that vein I used humorous memes to balance out some great quotes I found for each aspect of leadership. Of course I have many stories and talking points that support each slide so if you’re interested in that level of detail ping me directly and I’ll be happy to talk through the deck with you. Leadership is a very complex and nuanced thing and I don’t pretend to have all the bases covered, so I’d love to get your input on anything I may have overlooked.