A Simple Father's Day Tribute


I end every installment of Reading for Leading with the line “lead with your best self.”  In my case no one had a clearer picture of “my best self,” nor conveyed it with such confidence as my dad did.  He was for me an extraordinary leader and a truly fantastic coach because he continually gave me the impression that he saw greatness and goodness in me.  He excelled at the first job of a great parent, coach, or leader:  seeing something greater in those they lead than the followers see in themselves.

Because I don’t really know how to communicate thanks to my dad – now ten years deceased – allow me to honor him with the question he inspired:  Do you see – and make clearly known — the greatness you see in those you lead?  Work to see it, work to convey it, and they will 

Lead with their best selves, 


P.S.  Why not comment on today’s RFL, or share your own Fathers Day tribute to your dad, by commenting on my Reading for Leading blog?