Trees and Leadership

It’s no coincidence that we “look up to” trees.

Trees are a natural source of analogies for good leadership. I’ve outlined just a few of the ways trees are a symbol for good leaders.

1. They’re strong.
All leaders should be strong.

2. They grow.
All leaders should be able to grow.

3. They change with the seasons.
All leaders need to be able to change.

4. They have roots.
All leaders should know where their roots lie.

What about trees do you think represents good leadership? Let me know in the comments.

The only way trees are bad leaders: they bark ;)

Gil Fieri
Assistant Managing Director
Golden Gate Lumber
Petaluma, CA

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