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Our 50 Best Leadership Tips of the Year

Earlier this year, we unveiled our new mission: championing leadership that works in the 21st century. In service to that mission, our Founder, Doug Conant, tweeted a lot of leadership tips this year — tips that can empower leaders to serve with greater impact and influence people with honor. As the year comes to a close, we looked back at Doug’s year in tweets and compiled 50 of his absolute best leadership tips of the year. Many of these are the tips that resonated most with the ConantLeadership community and sparked the most engagement.  Our hope is that they will inspire you towards an even more fulfilling year of life and leadership in the new year. Enjoy!

1. On being empowered:

2. On integrity:

3. On choosing leadership that works in each moment:

4. A quote from Ginni Rometty on pushing out of your comfort zone:

5. On the depth of your commitment:

6. Rethinking the “hard” stuff:

7. On why you need purpose:

8. How the road to mastery begins:

9. A quote from Arthur Ashe on getting right to work:

10. You get what you give:

11. On getting stuff done:

12. On principled leadership:

13. Perfection can be the enemy of progress:

14. On doing your best, not just some days, but every day:

15. On high standards:

16. On growth:

17. How to earn trust:

18. On the opportunity that each moment holds:

19. How to have more productive interactions:

20. On cultivating courage through practice:

21. Be your own toughest critic:

22. On doing well by doing good:

23. Some evergreen advice on hiring from David Ogilvy:

24. On remembering what’s most important:

25. On owning up:

26. Leadership is an art:

27. On expressing gratitude:

28. On having a higher ambition:

29. On better listening:

30. What leadership is really all about:

31. Trust is mandatory for leadership success:

32. Don’t be shortsighted:

33. What we actually do is who we actually are:

34. More on growing your credibility:

35. We can’t go it alone:

36. Your leadership homework:

37. How to cultivate limitless potential:

38. You’re never done improving:

39. On leaders as ambassadors:

40. On the competency you need most:

41. On being a leader who does both:

42. Never, ever stop learning. It leads to better performance:

43. On putting yourself to the test:

44. On energizing people to do their best work:

45. How to make courage a habit:

46. A leadership mantra:

47. People are watching:

48. Leadership can bring you joy and fulfillment:

49. Hammering this point home because it’s so important:

50. Finally, you can be the leader people are searching for! It’s up to you.

What pieces of leadership wisdom spoke to you the most in 2016? Share in the comments. 

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