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John Hesseling

In my growth as a leader, it is easy to lead from the front. It is much harder to lead from the rear. There is a profound difference, and it is a progressive change. Leading from the rear requires trust in those still in the “front” and to invest in these members. When we “lead”, there needs to be an emphasis on training people to take our place. It is often termed as working yourself out of a job. I too have a passion for people and to be the best I can be, but in our role we need to keep ourselves sharp, but we need to also start making the development of our people a priority. Keep growing and doing not just good things, but the best things!