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Are You a Good Leader?

Maybe, maybe not. It depends... are you kind? Did you know that to be a successful leader you need to be kind? Read on to find out what the County Manager in Washoe County, Nevada learned from talking with managers in successful corporate business, government, entertainment and education. What you read may surprise you and inspire you improve your leadership traits at home and at work.

Be Kind

"How you treat everyone matters to everyone else.  Your fellow employees, family and friends learn a lot about who you are by how you treat people at all levels. They decide how much they can trust you based on how they see you treating others.

Do you know your fellow employees?  Their stories?  Their heartbreaks and dreams?  Remember that no one ever gets too much encouragement. Send handwritten notes of thanks and appreciation. Seek first to understand and then to be understood. Also remember to be kind to yourself.  Remember to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you help anyone else."

icma PM Magazine – Katy Simon, Washoe County Manager