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Not sure I agree with: Likewise, "10 Top Leaders Tell Their Secrets" isn't real helpful for us J2EE developer types.These seem to reflect values I recognise in the technical leaders I respect:- The great balance of leadership is to have fervor over what you believe, but not be afraid to admit when you are totally wrong.- I have always been a pretty good listener, and I am quick to admit that I do not have all the answers. So I am going to listen. But shortly after I listen, the second piece is to pull the trigger. I have all the input, and here is what we are going to do. People need closure on a decision. If you listen and then noodle on it, people get confused, and that's not effective leadership. - Taking yourself too seriously is the worst thing you can do. I have a sense of humor, but there have been times when I also take myself too seriously. That's especially true with new leaders. They're in the spotlight and feel as if they always need to have the right answer to protect their image. But, really, you just have to be proud of who you are naturally.

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Dave: Thanks for your comments. I agree that the values you list are important. I just didn't get those insights from that article. Maybe I should go read it again; maybe others should as well. Thanks for making the point.

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