How Underdogs Become Leaders

Like most everyone else who follows the Triple Crown races, I was rooting for California Chrome to win the Belmont Stakes this past weekend. I like that he started out this season as an unknown, but two men believed in him. His journey became an exciting one to follow!

I’ve always been one to believe in the underdog. When I was young my daddy and I would watch football together. I’d ask him which team was supposed to win. He’d tell me, and then I’d start rooting for the other team. Ha! I unconsciously carried this same underdog belief into the business world. I love finding producers who have potential to be excellent leaders, but it takes more than just cheering and rooting for them to realize their fullest potential.

Here’s what I’ve learned through many years of grooming emerging leaders. (more…)