We all have people that we look up to that we believe personify values we hold.  Whether they are people we interact with every day or a historical figure, we seek some level of inspiration from them.  One leader I look up to is Brigadier General Robin Olds—in fact I have a photo of him wearing his famously out-of-regs mustache while preflighting an F-4 hanging on the wall in my home office.  Why you ask?  To me, he personifies risk taking, bold leadership, and servant leader dedication—traits I hold in high regard because they often lack in leadership.  I will sometimes glance up at his photo for a bit of inspiration during trying times.  Think about a leader whose traits you value and seek to personify those traits–use them as a model.

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