This guest post in honor of Black History Month is by Hewlett-Packard's Service Delivery Executive
Ronald "Ron" Huff.
I asked HP Service Delivery Executive Ron Huff to write this guest post for my blog after hearing his presentation "The ‘I’s of Leadership" at a recent Dallas Blacks in Tech Meetup.
The intensity, passion and depth of knowledge he presented at our Jan. 22 event generated questions from the audience and attendees sought him out afterward.
You may access the presentation here.--Regina
1. Go to Work Mentally Hungry
A leader should always go to work mentally hungry. Going to work mentally hungry sets expectations of wanting to learn, do and achieve more. If the leader is never mentally hungry than the support team will have the same attitude.
2. Wipe Away Your Tears
Great leaders know how to wipe away their tears and move forward. The pain and hurt from being overlooked for a position or forgotten about on critical assignments should be motivation to dry your eyes in order to move forward. It takes character, courage and conviction to Wipe Away Your Tears!
3. Management is Essential
Management is essential for successful day-to-day operations. We can’t function without it. Use your management skills wisely and teach others the importance of management-integrity.
4. Leadership is a Bonus
Management is essential and leadership is a bonus. Leadership becomes the bonus after the management is solidified. Leadership shapes the creative thoughts and ideas for improvement. The bonus comes from the extra creative resources that can be used on future endeavors.
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