You don’t just need to know who you are and what you stand for,

You need to know how your values and actions are perceived by others.

 

You don’t just need to know the ‘why’ behind any organizational change,

You need to know what (in) tangibles people are gaining and losing with the change.

 

You don’t just need to be a strong and determined leader who’s in control,

You need to know when to let others lead while taking a humble backseat yourself.

 

You don’t just need to be able to hold others accountable transparently and consistently,

You need to walk the talk, act accountable, and say “I made a mistake – I’m sorry.”

 

You don’t just need to have a ‘Leadership Philosophy’,

You need to show it in your decisions and actions, on a daily basis.

 

You don’t just need to continuously strengthen your Emotional Intelligence (EI),

You need to ask others to provide you with candid feedback and do an EI 360 assessment.

 

You don’t just need to take care of business and of people,

You need to take care of YOU first and last, in the right kind of way of course.

 

Key to it all: Mind the Gap and Bridge the Gap, whatever the gap is.