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What Kind of Leader Are You?



leader-heroIt’s easy to criticize those in leadership positions. However, we should each consider and acknowledge the fact that each of us are leaders in our own right. You may be leading a sales team, a volunteer group, a sports team or your own children and family. The question is, what kind of leader are you?

Our society is in a leadership vacuum as many prefer to stand along the sidelines and lament the failings of so-called leaders in business, politics or religious circles. The good news is that you can help fill that void of leadership in a unique and powerful way, as a servant leader. Servant leadership requires strength. Weak leaders rely on bullying, shaming, and name-calling. Strong leaders rely on building consensus and seeking to get others to engage in a cause.

Here are a few traits of servant leaders.

1. Listening. Servant leaders have the strength and self-confidence to seek…

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As a prominent commentator and Editor in Chief at HECMWorld.com, Shannon Hicks has played a pivotal role in reshaping the conversation around reverse mortgages. His unique perspectives and deep understanding of the industry have not only educated countless readers but has also contributed to introducing practical strategies utilizing housing wealth with a reverse mortgage.
Shannon’s journey into the world of reverse mortgages began in 2002 as an originator and his prior work in the financial services industry. Shannon has been covering reverse mortgage news stories since 2008 when he launched the podcast HECMWorld Weekly. Later, in 2010 he began producing the weekly video series The Industry Leader Update and Friday’s Food for Thought.
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  1. Shannon,

    This is great advice. If we all did this, we would build a strong stable business and a terrific reputation. However, I am sure many of are taking this approach.

    Today it is more important than ever for us to understand our product thoroughly. This is a must to build the most important word in our dictionary with our senior clients, “TRUST”!

    John A. Smaldone

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