The most impressive Extreme Leaders I’ve met over the years have a boundless fascination with and gratitude for the people around them–colleagues and customers alike. They notice others’ accomplishments, to be sure, but they also learn their stories, understand their challenges, and absorb their hopes, dreams and aspirations.
Why? Because they want to. Because they love the human drama (and comedy) and are driven by a desire to help, to make a difference–to hold on to the very things that make us human. Extreme Leaders are awake and attentive, observant and compassionate. And they exist in the unlikeliest of places–maybe even at your local gas station.
Check out this essay in Newsweek, and you’ll see what I mean.
How do you measure up?