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Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership consultant

Carol Kinsey Goman

Carol Kinsey Goman is an executive coach, author and keynote speaker. Her latest book is The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work.

The unknowns: Your manager, perhaps?

Question: Considering all spheres of endeavor, who would you nominate as Leader of the Year in 2010? Why?

I nominate all the leaders--executives, managers, supervisors, team leaders--who fly under the radar. You know the ones I mean. Their staffs, team members and employees rave about them: "I've never worked harder, I've never been happier," " I think she has us hypnotized," "He makes us feel like a crucial part of the success of the organization." (All actual comments from people I've interviewed.)

And the reason that these leaders are unknown and unrecognized (expect by the fortunate people who work with them) is that they don't seek the spotlight, they don't give interviews and they don't take credit. All they do is embody the essence of leadership. They inspire, support, respect and genuinely like the people they lead.

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By Carol Kinsey Goman

 |  December 21, 2010; 1:52 PM ET
Category:  A leader's team , Corporate leadership , Organizational Culture , Self-Sacrifice Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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What a great recommendation! It’s those unsung heroes that make business, government and other institutions works! As this video (http://www.upyourservice.com/video-theater/your-middle-managers-can-make-or-break-a-superior-service-culture) points out, those middle managers you mention are the backbone of most operations.

Posted by: Julie-Ann1 | December 30, 2010 1:43 PM
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