Workplace

Leadership, success and you


My friend Robin recently talked to me about her opportunity to become president of a large nonprofit organization. As we discussed her leadership strengths, I realized the qualities Robin possesses to lead the organization are the same characteristics needed to run a roofing company.

The principles of leadership include the ability to communicate wisely; attract employees who share your values; envision the type of business you want; and empower those around you.

Communicate wisely

In Get Everyone in Your Boat Rowing in the Same Direction, Bob Boylan writes about two stonecutters who are chipping square blocks out of granite.