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1. Self reflection: "Just take 15 minutes a day . . . and ask [yourself] a few questions: 'What did I say I was going to do today? What did I actually do? How did I treat people? How did influence people? How did I lead people? How did I follow people? What am I proud of? What am I not proud of?  If I lived today over again, what would I do differently? And if I have tomorrow--and at some point I won't--but if I have tomorrow, and if I'm a learning person, what will I do differently given what I learned today?'" 2. Balance: "Most people have a very strong opinion, but have no idea what the other perspectives are."; "I very rarely have the answer.  The good news is, if I'm really listening I may hear the answer when somebody says it.  But that's not going to happen if people don't really believe I really want to know."; "Are you listening enough that the other people actually feel heard?" 3. True self confidence: "I know what I know, I know what I don't know, I'm a learning person, and I can get better each and every day." "This whole idea of true self confidence, this is not egotistical, it's not arrogant, it's not obnoxious, nor is it complacent.  I'm never good enough; I'm going to get a lot better."4: Genuine humility: "Luck.  Hello, luck!  Let's pause on luck. Second: timing.  Being in the right place at the right time.  Some people combine those two.  Timing was so big for me, I give it its own special category.  Third: the team. If I didn't have the teams of people that I was blessed to work with, I  never  would have become the CEO of a company.  And the fourth one, a little bit more personal, but for some of us there's also a spiritual dimension.  It's not all about us, there's somebody else running the play." "Most of us, when we started in a cube--whenever that was--we knew how we wanted to be treated.  And if we never forget that, if we can remain self-reflective, balanced, have true self confidence and genuine humility, we can become leaders"

Those are good:

1. Self-reflection.

2. Balance.

3. Confidence.

4. Humility.

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