Great leaders offer equal respect to all

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — Ronald Reagan
As we head into Academy Award season, talk about “The Butler” reminds me of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Though a Republican, he worked both sides of the aisle and accomplished accomplished a great deal. While the movie had a strong bias towards the Democratic presidents portrayed, it also highlighted the fact that Ronald and Nancy Reagan were the only people to invite The Butler and his wife to a state dinner. The movie showed how Reagan was the president who ensured that black butlers received the same compensation as their white counterparts. Reagan was a friend to everyone he met and led by example. My lesson learned from this great man is that leaders should treat everyone in all positions in the same manner and never abuse the power that comes with a leadership role.
WEEKLY WISDOM, Jerry Rollin, CEO of Sage Executive Group