Public Relations Tactics

Leaders Learning From Leaders: Giving Back and Paying Forward

December 1, 2017

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As esteemed Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kantor once said, “Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.”

We all know the type: professionals who create curiosity cultures in their workplaces. They continually ask questions with an earnest desire to discover, and encourage perpetual inquisitiveness that inspires teams to think differently.

I started to wonder about the leadership mindsets of successful PR professionals, and what advice my peers had received that stuck with them and shaped who they are today. I realized that sharing our inspirations brings us closer together as colleagues and professionals.

My grandfather was a Methodist preacher who instilled many life lessons in me when I was very young. A favorite that I often quote is his “6 Ps” in business and life: “Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” I venture that this advice rings as true for others as it does for me daily.

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