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I am a big fan of Ryan Holiday and his insights into Stoic philophy and read his Daily Stoic emails every single day to help keep my head on stright and focused

Here is his latest blog post entitled: 18 Things I Stole From Some of History’s Greatest Leaders –

  • A Leader Is A Reader
  • A Leader Knows What They Stand For
  • A Leader Accepts Reality On Reality’s Terms
  • A Leader Puts Everything In The Calm and Mild Light
  • A Leader Seeks To Serve Others
  • A Leader Is Not Passionate
  • A Leader Knows What To Prioritize
  • A Leader Sets High Standards
  • A Leader Persists
  • A Leader Does The Right Thing
  • A Leader Listens To Feedback
  • A Leader Stands Up and Stands Out
  • A Leader is Always Composed
  • A Leader Makes Doesn’t Make Problems Worse
  • A Leader Prepares for Chaos
  • A Leader Has a Guiding Philosophy
  • A Leader Gets The Best Out Of People
  • A Leader Isn’t All About Business

18 Things I Stole From Some of History’s Greatest Leaders –

People think that leadership is something that just happens. One is anointed a leader. One is promoted to leadership. One is born into leadership. And of course, this is not the case. “Leadership,” Eisenhower said, “is the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.”

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J. Jerrald Hayes
Primus Inter Pares at Paradigm Projects, Ltd.
I am an architectural woodworker and general contractor turned IT, Business and Project Management consultant, software developer wannabe senior division triathlete and ski racer, Yankee fan and founder of, 360 Difference, and now too.
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