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Leading by Giving People What They Want

At Catch Your Limit we help individuals, teams and organizations develop the skill sets and mind sets they need to catch their limit.

Over the last decade or so we as a team have developed a core competency helping people manage change.  After all when you’re working on catching your limit you’re de facto changing the status quo.

Tom Laughon likes to say, “If there were no need for change, there would be no need for leaders.”

Hence, we’re always exploring how people successfully lead.

The Gallup people, too, spend a lot of their time asking the same kinds of questions trying to understand what makes people successful leaders.

After querying 10 million people they’ve discerned that followers look for four things from leaders:

  • Trust
  • Compassion
  • Stability
  • Hope
In light of this revelation, I’m spending a fair amount of time lately thinking about the leaders I’ve admired  as well as evaluating my own track record as a leader through this lens.
I’ll share my thoughts as I keep reflecting.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about leaders you’ve known in this context or if you’re willing to share how does this impact your assessment of your performance as a leader?


><(("> Gayle Turner

Gayle is a ><(("> Team Member at Catch Your Limit, a consulting firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, visit

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