10 Leadership Lessons        I Wish I Had Learned In My 20’sBy Todd Wilms, Social Strategy at SAP
The collection of 10 Leadership Lessons is the culmination of 20 yearsin leadership positions at some of the best known br...
1.                                       “Focus straight ahead –                                       the other stuff won...
2.                    It’s All Personal, Not BusinessYou aren’t in a Michael Douglas* movie. What you say and do impacts p...
3.                                       Think Marathon, Not Sprint                                          Smarter decis...
4.  Find a Mentor                        Get that “go to” person in your life © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.         ...
5.                                       There Are                                       Incredibly Smart                 ...
6.       Leadership         Doesn’t Need         A Title © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.   It starts with “trust”   8
7. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.   9
8. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.   10
8.What Is More Important Is How You Handle The Big Screw-Up                                       “Leadership is as much a...
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B ONUS :           You can outlast that thing standing                  between you and your goals
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Here are 10 Leadership Lessons I wish I had learned in my 20's. While we all would benefit from a second bite of the apple, here are 10 that help me shape my future, not regret my past.

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  • A different take here - http://www.huntshire.com/Pointers/45/how-to-be-a-leader
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  • i agree with these knowledge, i am already applied this thing in life..
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  • @annenjenga Hi, Annenjenga! Interesting comments. Having once been a baby, and raised several others, it seems to me that getting up from the floor to walk is a primal urge, and when one falls, you just try again and again, until you succeed-no mentor required. But I agree that a good mentor makes a huge difference in the quality of Leadership one develops. The other need to have is a sense of vision, and being able to convey that vision to others in such a way that they will willingly follow you.
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  • Leadership starts with trust, but above all, trusting in our capacity to lead. Just as a little baby begins to believe they can stand on their own, but keeping their eyes on a mentor who will be there when they 'thud' on their bottom.
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  • Thought provoking, absolutely built on trust and confidence
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10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

  1. 1. 10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Had Learned In My 20’sBy Todd Wilms, Social Strategy at SAP
  2. 2. The collection of 10 Leadership Lessons is the culmination of 20 yearsin leadership positions at some of the best known brands on theplanet, like eBay/PayPal, Citrix Online, PeopleSoft, and agency GPJ.Todd is the social strategist to help SAP realize its goal of becoming aworld-class social enterprise, where he also speaks around the worldand contributes on Forbes and other popular media platforms.He is currently on the advisory board of Online Marketing Institute andwas previously on the Operating Board of the Northern CaliforniaChapter of the MS Society.Please read the original, accompanying piece on Forbes atwww.forbes.com/sapFor further insight and information, please follow Todd at@toddmwilms or on LinkedIn. The following views expressed are my own and do not reflect those or imply endorsement of SAP or any other organization.
  3. 3. 1. “Focus straight ahead – the other stuff wont matter” © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. 2. It’s All Personal, Not BusinessYou aren’t in a Michael Douglas* movie. What you say and do impacts people. * Wall Street or any other movie where he plays a corporate jerk. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. 3. Think Marathon, Not Sprint Smarter decisions will be made by thinking of the long-term strategy, instead of the short-term gain. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. 4. Find a Mentor Get that “go to” person in your life © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. 5. There Are Incredibly Smart People Who Will Help You If You Ask “You Just Need To Ask” © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. 6. Leadership Doesn’t Need A Title © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. It starts with “trust” 8
  9. 9. 7. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. 8. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. 8.What Is More Important Is How You Handle The Big Screw-Up “Leadership is as much about defeat as it is about success” © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 11
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  13. 13. B ONUS : You can outlast that thing standing between you and your goals
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