The one constant in leadership is you. You must find what is gratifying, what keeps you going day in and day out, and what keeps you leading yourself and others. Ask yourself: What drives me every day? Why do I do this work of leadership? How can I focus on the positives of the work I do?
Sara J. White
Don’t be afraid to close one door because others will open. Have the courage to walk through some of them.
Kimberly M. Boler
My greatest takeaway from the PLA is that being an effective leader is not about power or pride but instead about presenting with an attitude to serve others. A key piece of advice that I share with technicians interested in stepping into a lead role is if you are not willing to work on yourself, take a good hard look at whether leadership is the direction for you.
Remember that change, although necessary for advancement, leads to a wide range of emotions. During times of change, you have responsibility for your response.