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Make your stacks taller

Want some Girl Scout cookies?

Leaders, how tall are your stacks? My daughter is selling Girl Scout cookies. These stacks are the pre-orders going to different family and friends. As I was looking at the stacks, I realized that one of our family member’s support is totally out of proportion (in a good way!). Look at that stack! Reminds me of the greats I have worked for. They always supported me not in proportion to how other leaders support their staff, but way out of proportion. These people were all in on my success. Their leadership was like ordering 10 boxes of girl scout cookies (or a whole case). And, so I ask: How tall are your stacks? How much of yourself are you giving? Are you all in?

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on February 19, 2019

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