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mmChris Eklund

I embrace the leadership values of courage, commitment, competence, compassion, honesty, and integrity. We must be courageous in our own actions and in having to make decisions in crisis. Leaders need to be committed to their cause and to the people they lead. Leaders should not be in place just because of seniority or a ‘good ole boy’ situation. They must be competent in necessary skills and abilities. We should take time to understand those we lead and put ourselves in their position when we ask them to complete a task. We cannot gain trust without honesty and we always need to act in accordance with the values and practices we demand of those we are leading.