“Most men can endure hardship but if you truly want to learn the manner of a man or woman, simply give them power.” – Frederick Douglass

“The loudest person in the room is usually the weakest” – Frank Lucas

“Ego puffs itself up but confidence just “IS” because when you are truly powerful you don’t have to prove it, you just know it.” – Byron Rodgers

“Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.” ― Leo Buscaglia

I can tell what manner of person you are by the manner of problems that upset you. Bigger people require bigger problems in order to be effected and small people with less character are knocked back and forth by every miniscule issue they are faced with on a daily basis. What’s even more unfortunate is that nine times out of 10 their character is generally not strong enough to take high levels of responsibility so they continually forfeit their power by blaming other people and circumstances outside of them for their problems.

Originally I made this video about women in leadership because that’s what I was dealing directly with at the time but these principles are applicable for anyone, any sex, in leadership absolutely anywhere in my opinion.

Anyone in leadership, male or female must be an anchor for the group, mentally, emotionally and even physically whenever possible. Their actions set the tone, the temperature and are the biggest determining factor in terms of the quality of the culture and environment present within a group.

Unfortunately we live in a world where society does not value character as much as it once did and as a result it has become acceptable for adults to act like children in many cases. If you are in leadership and you want the respect of those who folly you, you simply must learn how to create an environment of mutual respect one way or another. Check the video out for the full story!

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