Adobe Lightroom and Leadership

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could just pick up an article, read it, and then become an awesome leader? Stosh D. Walsh, a trainer, coach, writer, dude, believes that there are set of principals or rules that you can follow that will make you an awesome leader.  He’s got a big list of these rules, however:

  1. Find your style and inspire
  2. Demonstrate integrity
  3. Finish your homework
  4. Invest in yourself
  5. Manage your brand
  6. Concentrate on the future
  7. Understand people personally
  8. Position people professionally
  9. Praise liberally
  10. Coach and advocate
  11. Forge partnerships
  12. Aske before telling
  13. Anticipate and optimize
  14. Take risks
  15. Expect greatness

I mean, it’s great that he’s got a list, everyone needs a list, but what do you concentrate on, what do you look at first?  The most common thing to do is to tackle the “low hanging fruit”, the easy stuff, the stuff that doesn’t take much effort but still provides valuable improvements. But is that going to help?

Here is a different approach:  pick your worst area and improve that.  It might not be the easiest, but it is probably the most significant area that needs to be improved.  This actually came from a book I was reading on manipulating images from digital cameras.  Highlights in underexposed areas can be enhanced, but if you have something overexposed it is difficult to bring out any detail.  Think of the parts that you need to improve as underexposed pictures.  The detail is there, just hidden in the darkness.  Your job is remove some of that darkness and let the detail shine.

Cool, a photography reference in a leadership entry.

Everything I know I learned in Adobe Lightroom.

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