Three years ago I was in South Dakota speaking for the managers of Riddle’s Jewelry and I had them break into groups to answer the question: What is the #1 quality or characteristic of a great leader?
Each team was supposed to share just one word. One characteristic.
We heard answers such as: example, communicator, genuine, passionate, & listener.
Then one team combined trust & respect to form the word – Truspect.
I teased the team for cheating and making up words and it became an ongoing joke throughout my speech.
A few weeks ago I went back to South Dakota to be with the managers of Riddles Jewelry and they all made buttons with the word Truspect.
It was funny & very clever.
They are a great group.
But I want to ask you – what makes a leader great?
What is your #1 quality or characteristic of a great leader?