October 18, 2022

Getting Frank About Leadership With Frank

Lessons learned from Frank Reagan being frank about leadership
Lessons learned from Frank Reagan being frank about leadership

Kit Hill, Ed.D.

Director, The New Life Group, Pleasant Hill Founding Partner & Exec. Coach – John C. Maxwell Team

#leadership, #Blue Bloods, #TomSelleck,

Frank Reagan, the family assistant patriarch and chief of police for NYPD (played by Tom Selleck) on Blue Bloods, displays great qualities of leadership with balance and poise.

  1. Frank knows the difference between grace and truth and keeps a good balance as a leader and family man.
  2. He also knows the difference between the letter of law and the spirit of the law.
  3. Frank understands the balance between loyalty to people and loyalty to the truth.
  4. He is possessed with great patience but knows when he’s been patient enough.
  5. Frank stands behind his people
  6. You will frequently find him seeking and listening to good counsel from his family or his staff.
  7. He does not see people as all good or all bad
  8. He tries to avoid nepotism and favorites.
  9. You will find him being true to himself and having good boundaries.
  10. Balancing work and family is one of his most important priorities.
  11. He invites and listens to disagreement.
  12. Although he certainly could be, he is not intrusive with his wants or desires.
  13. His honor and morals is what keeps him afloat in a murky environment.
  14. His faith gives him values and direction
  15. He listens to problems without giving immediate solutions.
  16. He has a low respect for image management.
  17. The people he admires are good leaders themselves.
  18. Only when needed will he do close-in leadership
  19. He has a sense of humor about himself and life as well as spirit of celebration.
  20. Walking in grace, he can hear the truth about himself and try to make corrections.

Do you possess some of these qualities? Would you like to? Ask for help to grow these characteristics. They may be ideal, but the more of them you have as leader the more effective you will be.

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