Sometimes to lead, you have to self-actualize; spend time reflecting on oneself, ones actions, and ones purpose. If you don’t, you risk losing sight of why you lead which is a risk no leader should be willing to take.
This weeks leadership post is in honor of Self-Awareness. As you aspire to inspire your teams with greatness may you take a moment to commit yourself to the following…


BE THE ONE…

  • Who doesn’t blame another before asking what could I have done differently
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  • Who gives empathy always, and sympathy when appropriate
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  • Who doesn’t define success through the eyes of another
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  • Who is humbled by accomplishment and understands that leaders give credit far more often than they take it
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  • Who doesn’t accept the “Status Quo” – just because it has been done one way for a long time doesn’t mean it is the best way
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  • Who has the courage to ask – whatever the question may be
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  • Who chooses to embrace failure and then allow it to make you better
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  • Who leaves a mark on everyone you connect with – a catalyst for positive change
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  • Who seeks to make a difference each and every day you walk this earth
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  • Who doesn’t give up – Choose to persevere
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  • who always walks the talk
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  • who encourages honesty, inspires passion, and lives with integrity

 
Are you the one? If so, I thank you for your positive contribution. If not, I challenge you to be…the world needs you!
 
I’d like to thank Tristan Bishop (@KnowledgeBishop) for introducing me to the hashtag #BeTheOne on Twitter. It was this hashtag that has inspired me to write, share, and hopefully inspire with this post.

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Daniel Newman

Founder and President at Broadsuite, Inc.
After 12 years of running technology companies including a CEO appointment at the age of 28, I traded the corner office for a chance to drive the discussion on how the digital economy is going to forever change how business is done. I'm an MBA, adjunct business professor and 2x author of best-selling business books including "The Millennial CEO" and "The New Rules of Customer Engagement." Pianist, soccer fan, husband and father, not in that order. Oh and for work...I'm the Founder of Broadsuite, a specialty marketing firm that helps companies be found, seen and heard in a cluttered digital world.
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