Lessons from the Ordinary

Yesterday, I was a guest blogger on my good friend Michael Hyatt’s leadership blog.  In Lessons from the Ordinary, I shared observations of everyday, ordinary people and lessons we can learn from them. By being alert and slowing down, we are able to see beyond the obvious.  You can read the full post here.

This was my very first guest post on another blog.  Since I’ve previously written about the benefits of guest posting, I thought I would give it a try.  My own policy of accepting guest posts will be modified in coming days since managing the process is more involved than I previously realized.

Some of the lessons from the post:

People teach us remarkable lessons if we are open to learning.

Criticism we launch at someone else likely has its roots in our own shortcomings.

Everyone is hurting in some way. Everyone needs praise. Get comfortable praising good work.

Everyone has a hidden talent. A leader’s job is to uncover it.

Take time to get to know others. Often the most needed skills are right in front of you.

Age doesn’t equal wisdom. Learning from failure can benefit you more than you realize.

Often what we see is just the surface. Take time to realize the full abilities of people around you.

Everyone has something extraordinary that can change you.

We’re all ordinary people, but we are all extraordinary in our own way.



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