Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
– Aristotle

We’ve shared this before but feel it’s worth sharing again.

In the early 2000’s we started having discussions and giving speeches about “FLY – First Lead Yourself, Then Lead Others”. It turns out that we were not alone in this concept so we’ll share what it means to us.


  • As leaders we must first understand and develop effective leadership skills and behaviors and apply them in our daily interactions.
  • We must invest the time to develop and maintain strong relationships; without them trust will be lacking and success will be more difficult to obtain.
  • We need to commit to continually hone our skills and recognize that “Leadership is a process, not an event!”.
We also believe the most impactful leaders act on the following:

  1. They work on self-awareness and learn how to best engage others
  2. They understand and leverage their “Magic Dust” and that of others
  3. Their Vision, Mission, Goals and Measures have been communicated and are fully supported by their behaviors (VMGM=B)
  4. They communicate with others in each person’s preferred style
  5. They have clearly defined roles, responsibilities, and desired results     
  6. They not only hold themselves accountable, they encourage others to do the same
  7. They Honor & Embrace Conflict as it can spark innovation and be inspirational
  8. They Influence Others through their interactions and behaviors
  9. They build and nurture Authentic, Lasting Relationships
  10. They provide timely and meaningful feedback, and regularly solicit feedback
  11. They make others feel valued and Inspire others to learn more and do more  
  12. They support career growth
Have you developed essential leadership skills and are you equipped to lead others and help them lead themselves? If yes, you FLY!


Mike and Jan

 Mastering others is strength; mastering oneself is true power.
– Lao Tsu

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