The Hardest Thing About Leadership

May 11, 2016 — Leave a comment

The hardest thing about leadership is actually doing it.

It’s easy to talk about leadership. It’s easy to observe how and when others aren’t leading. Your inbox and social media feeds prove that it is much easier to blog about it, tweet (and retweet) about it, preach about it, publish books about it, convene a conference about it, or judge it.

But to lead well over time in ways that build the people and the institution in the process – that is an art. The creation of art requires courage, patience, inspiration, and diligence. Ultimately each true work of art must be released to the public where it will be experienced, evaluated, and critiqued.

How will the artist in you lead well today?

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