Currently I’m attending the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference in Lansing, MI and one particular theme has struck me over two days. In the few sessions I have attended some form of the phrase “stay classy” has been declared to the attendees.
This got me thinking that this is something leaders need to think about more often. It is so difficult to snicker at an idea or look down upon people who do not agree with you. How hard is it to just be nice? The result will almost always be someone more open to your response. You never know, a great discussion could lead to the next great initiative.
So remember, not looking down on others will make you a more innovative leader. Stay classy my friends.