Best Of 2013: Let’s Grow Leaders

I’m humbled and energized by our growing Let’s Grow Leaders community. Thank you so much for your thought leadership and enthusiasm. We are growing this together. As we close 2013, I offer a recap of the “Best of 2013” as measured by engagement. Thank you for being part of our collaborative adventure. If you missed one of these, it’s not too late to join the conversation. If you’re new here, please subscribe to join our 2014 fun… there’s much in store.

Richest Conversation

Can We Teach Leaders Humility?

Can Men and Women Be Friends at Work?

12 Components of Trusted Strategic Partnerships

Impatience as a Leadership Virtue

and one of my Smartblog Posts… Why Volunteering Makes You a Better Leader.

Wonderful Comments

Thanks to all who commented in 2013. You make the community. I appreciate every one who enhances the conversation, once, twice, or many times. I highly encourage all of you who are reluctant to give it a try. I’d like to particularly thank my top commenters of 2013, every one of whom I’ve met through this social media adventure.

Top 10 Commenters

Ali Anani (always poetic perspective from Jordan, and the first to respond to others in the community).

Matt McWilliams (love his writing, inspiring and challenging)

Steve Borek (one of the first to join and a consistent blessing, sharing his coaching expertise)

Dave Bratcher (fellow leadership blogger with wonderful insights)

Dallas Tye (my biggest cheerleader on turning writing into a book, love the conversations from Australia)

LaRae Quy (beautiful energy, writes about strength and mental toughness)

Lolly Daskal (a wonderful friend, stay-tuned for some early 2014 collaboration)

David Tumbarello (his comments are often worthy of a post in themselves)

Alli Polin (always amazed at our parallel experiences; more insights from Australia)

Terri Klass (great ideas and practical advice)

Thanks to all who support the Let’s Grow Leaders community through subscribing, commenting and sharing. I appreciate your encouraging others to subscribe. The more minds on this journey, the more we all grow. I am taking of the rest of the year to spend time with my family. I’ll be back to the normal schedule on Friday, January 3rd.

Have a happy new year.



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Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt, Founder of Let’s Grow Leaders, helps leaders around the world achieve breakthrough results, without losing their soul. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, customer service, and HR. She was recently named on Inc's list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association's 50 Leaders to Watch. She’s the author of 3 books: Winning Well: A Manager's Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul, Overcoming an Imperfect Boss, and Glowstone Peak.


  1. Ali, I am deeply grateful for your leadership in the LGL community this year. Thank you for your insightful comments, and your engagement with others. Also so appreciate when you expand the conversations by sharing your slides.

  2. Karin- believe me that I have just noticed what you wrote about me in the post. Added to this your great response to my comment, which make words freeze in my mouth. I am deeply grateful and humbled. What I like most on this blog is that your readers share because they care and not to boost themselves. A hygiene atmosphere, which makes me proud to be part of.

  3. Looking forward to a great year ahead, Karin, especially with your mix of practical insights and challenges that make us better leaders. A great community here! Thank you. Jon

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