Ten Nuggets of Wisdom About Leadership

Ten Nuggets of Wisdom About Leadership

Ten Nuggets of Wisdom About Leadership

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Over the course of a year, Baseline gets pitched hundreds of books about business leadership. Find that hard to believe? Then type the phrase "leadership books" into an Amazon search, and you'll get at least 94,652 results. That means there's an incredible amount of competition in the self-designated "leadership guru" industry. After you've read hundreds of these books (and, trust us, we have), they all start to sound very similar. That's why the following words of wisdom about leadership from Dan Rockwell, author of the "Leadership Freak" blog, seem like a breath of fresh air. His advice consists of concise, simply stated reflections that drive directly to the heart of what fuels professional success. While many business writers go on for hundreds of pages spouting endless variations on the same theme, Rockwell skillfully narrows his perspective to speak to the essence of great "leadership karma." In addition to the blog, Rockwell runs Leadership Freak, a Williamsport, Pa.-based management training, coaching and mentoring consultancy. He is also author of The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution, One Leader at a Time (Dog Ear Publishing/available now).

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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