My colleague John and I went out for dinner and a drink after work one day recently, and we got to talking about ghosts of bosses past who inspired us with their leadership and management skills.

Neither of us earned our management positions the old-fashioned way through a family inheritance (John and I both agree our career paths up the executive management ladder can be best described as “writing straight with crooked lines”), but we do chalk up our most successful work to positive lessons we learned by observing and modeling our executive styles after our most effective mentors and BI stakeholder client partners. 

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