Yesterday I referenced the quote from Leo Tolstoy’s book Anna Karenina which reads: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

We saw how Jim Collins used the quote in his book, “How the Mighty Fall,” to make the point that there are more ways to fall than there are to become great.

We then identified four things that we can forget that will lead to our fall as leaders.

Today we look at leadership from the other side of the coin.  I believe there is only one thing that you can do to become and stay great.

Do the Right Thing!

While it may sound simple, it can be very difficult at times to stay focused on doing what is right.  Most leaders are distracted and pulled away by the “latest and greatest” idea or some hot new product.

Remember what you do and do it better and better.  Stop being lured away by outside influences and focus on doing what is right.

Doing what is right on a consistent basis will eventually lead to greatness.  It will also sustain greatness.

Great leaders are all alike; they do the right thing.  May it become your practice as you seek to maximize your influence.




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