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Develop This: Economic and Community Development


May 29, 2024

In this episode, Dennis is joined by Mark Perna, who discusses leadership and how to develop your leadership style. 

Leadership - the action of leading a group of people or an organization

           Leadership is only evident when it’s poor

Leadership is not one-size-fits-all

There are many styles of leadership…Example servant leaders

A servant leader shares power, puts the needs of the employees and organization first, and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. Instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people

Golden rule - one should treat others as one would like to be treated

Would you want to work for you?

  • Be intellectually curious – Read-  Embrace new ideas and challenges
  • Change your leadership style as needed
  • Know what you don’t know – It’s okay that you don’t know everything
  • Find a mentor - Develop a peer group
  • Develop the strength of your convictions 
  • Delegate – Hire good people and get out of their way
  • Personal integrity – What do you do when no one is watching?

 Embrace those with other opinions

Team of Rivals Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Be a thetic – Empathetic and Sympathetic 
  • You can be in the same place and have a totally different experience
  •  Laugh at yourself

"The knowledge of how little you can do alone teaches you humility." -Eleanor Roosevelt