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[The following is a guest blog posting from Mr. Jim Holland, former CEO of Holland Enterprises].

Somerset Maugham said, “There are four basic steps to becoming a great leader.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”  Trying to describe a great leader is like trying to describe the wind.  You can not really describe the wind itself.  However, you can certainly see its effects.  There have been tens of thousands of books written, thousands of classes taught, and eons of seminars lead on the subject of leadership.  Therefore, I feel thoroughly unqualified to offer my humble thoughts on the subject.  However, I believe there are some very basic characteristics of leadership, especially as it relates to the workplace, that we all could use a bit of a reminder. Turn the page…

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