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Monday, July 25, 2011

A truly uplifting experience - in AFGHANISTAN...!

i simply must share one of the most amazing, uplifting experiences of my professional career...

the number two senior manager in the very large afghanistan government organization in which i'm working came and sat down with our team this afternoon and proceeded to - very nicely, but most sincerely - lecture us on his views of leadership...

what he had to say was perhaps the most right-on profession of enlightened leadership principles i've ever heard from a person at his level... my jaw was literally on the floor as he went on for nearly a half hour... i ended up telling him that i had spent the vast majority of my career trying to get other senior managers i've worked with to subscribe to those principles and found that i was usually wasting my breath...

i simply never would have believed that i would hear such an intuitive, principled view of leadership so grandly articulated by any senior manager ANYWHERE, much less in AFGHANISTAN... who woulda thunk it...?

it's been a good day...!

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