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10 Leadership Lessons From Leslie Knope [Infographic]


Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.

Though the show officially ended in 2015, NBC’s Parks and Recreation continues to have quite the loyal fandom.

While every character on the show is both loveable and eccentric, Leslie is most beloved by the optimistic overachievers of the world! Her positive attitude, resilience in the face of any challenge, and commitment to doing the right thing was always inspiring to watch.

Throughout all seven seasons, her values (and her love of waffles) were unwavering. Even though the show is off air now, we can still continue to learn a thing or two by trying to emulate the leadership lessons she taught us.

Check out this awesome guide created by Fundera on Leslie Knope’s most defining leadership traits for some inspiration.

Then, find your team and get to work!

Paul Slezak

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years. Follow me @paul_slezak.


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