Posted by Ron Edmondson on July 29, 2013

Being a leader isn’t easy. There are tensions with every decision a leader makes. I was thinking recently about some of those tensions.

1 – Displaying confidence without being arrogant.

2 – Being inclusive without simply accommodating.

3 – Making bold decisions while building collaboration.

4 – Showing strength while displaying compassion.

5 – Controlling energy towards a vision but allowing individuals to chart their path.

6 – Funding dreams and curtailing needless expenses.

7 – Celebrating victory while not resting on current success.

8 – Honoring history while pushing towards the future.

9 – Creating structure but allowing the freedom to create.

10 – Learning from other leaders but being who you were uniquely wired to be.