In the song Aaron Burr, Sir from the musical Hamilton, Aaron Burr offers Alexander Hamilton some “free advice” when the two first meet. His counsel: “Talk less, smile more.”  

It reminded me of the comments made by our Young Alumni Achievement winner when he accepted his award.  Zachary Breitbach said that he has achieved success because he “works hard and builds good relationships.”  

His advice seems similar to that given by Burr in the 1700s, and is still appropriate today.  What part of the equation do you need to make as your focus?

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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