People want to be known. They want to be a critical part of a story. It makes sense that the Golden Rule works, do onto others as you would have them do unto you. The rule is an evaluation of your story and the opportunity to create something better in someone else's story. Is there a more powerful leadership tool than the Golden Rule? Is the greatest danger to our leadership to settle for a mediocre story? Those people, or leaders, who had the greatest impact in my life were people I saw desiring to live a great story. Every once in a while I think it's okay to ask yourself as a leader, "If I was reading my own story, would I turn to the next page and keep reading?"