Colin Powell Leads With Curiosity


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Recently, General Colin Powell told me and several thousand other folks, “You’re a good leader when people follow out of curiosity.” Famous media mogul Barry Diller agrees: curiosity helps us outpace the competition, and avoid getting lost in the crowd.

This is great news for emerging leaders. The internet’s already taking most of us off into directions that are interesting, exciting, adventurous, new, and even controversial.

So we already enjoy asking ourselves “why not” and “what if?” You just need to become the first individual we think of when such questions arise. Then zap–you’re our fearless leader!

With no shortage of intriguing or thought-provoking material available on the internet, it’s never been this easy to come up with surprises and charm.

So nothing can stop you from becoming a good leader. Just give us a good reason to follow you. Out of curiosity.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Carey Giudici
Betterwords for Business
Carey has a unique, high-energy approach to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and in-transition professionals make their Brand and content achieve superior results in the social media. He calls it "Ka-Ching Coaching" because the bottom line is always . . . your bottom line. He has developed marketing and training material for a Fortune 5 international corporation, a large public utility, the Embassy of Japan, the University of Washington, and many small businesses and entrepreneurs.


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