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Worth Repeating
By Rudi Ansbacher, MD
It’s Not About You
The above book by Bob Burg and John David Moss (Penguin Group, New York, New York, 2011, 118 pages) discusses what matters most in business, i.e., the essence of life and leadership.
Five major points are stressed under leadership (paraphrased for this article):
You will become a better person after you have read this book!
I have written before about the need for loyalty,
and to be trusted and respected, in order to become the leader others will follow, but do not forget to “be who you are and say what you feel, because those that matter don’t mind, and those that mind don’t matter. [Author unknown.]”
The report by Beth Kowitt, on CNN Money, December 19, 2011, quoted John Krenicki, CEO of General Electric’s energy unit: one should not “bring on people who were too much like him. Now he looks for hires who can compensate in areas where he lacks experience. I want people to tell me things I don’t know.” How true!
Rudi Ansbacher, MD, MS
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, U-M Health System
Washtenaw County Medical Society BULLETIN
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Hold the vision – lead with your mind, and never forget where you came from.
Build your people – lead from the heart. The more you yield, the more power you have. Don’t react, respond! Tact is a language of strength. The structure of influence is pull, not push!
Do the work – lead from your gut. Stay hugely humble. Stay grounded. Trust yourself. Get yourself involved. Know what an employee does.
Stand for something – lead with your soul. Competence matters. Character matters more.
Share the mantle – let others lead. Let employees feel empowered. It’s not about you. It’s about them, the workers. The best way to increase
your influence is to give it away!

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