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Rodney Dangerfield shows the role of humor in defining great leadership

Rodney Dangerfield may not have gotten any respect in the life he elaborated in his standup comic routine but he did have the respect of his peers. He was admired for his comedic wit and a unique style of delivering his jokes.

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Rodney Dangerfield shows the role of humor in defining great leadership
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Some of those jokes also apply in the role of leadership. Probably none other than a line he once delivered on the Tonight Show.

“Every time I start to look out for number one,” he said, “I step in number two.”

Leaders need to remember it when they start to look out after their own interests they will get into hot water with the team the lead. True leadership is about putting the team first by supplying the resources they need to do an effective job.

Effective workplace cultures have leaders who focus more on the success and future of their team than on their own success and future.

This is another installment of a series of motivational quotes providing information about the persons being quoted and the application to our daily life. It is based on material prepared by of Rochester Hills, Mich., and is intended as a tool for building the success of today’s business professionals. It is a ©2014 copyright by and used with their permission.

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