Well, we do grow physically older, but great leaders don't act old. Check out this cool post by Dan over at Great Leadership called, Leaders Don't Get Old. Here is a snippet:
When an employee comes to you with a proposal that they are excited about, don't look for all the flaws in the idea or come up with ways to make it harder to implement the idea. You should tell yourself your job as a leader is to figure out ways to make it easier to implement that idea. Try it - it's a lot harder than it sounds - and you will be amazed with the effect it has on your employees and your organization.
And thanks to Dan for including a wee bit in the post from Hip and Sage. The Tony B Story (my favorite, I think). Incidentally, at the bottom of his post, Dan lists key terms from the post. It is an interesting collection!
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