October 10, 2011

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Leadership Role Models

Many find the path to success by following those who have preceded them in a similar quest.  Find those who have been successful at what you want to do and then do what they did.   Stephen Covey in ‘the 7 habits’ would refer to this as, “beginning with the end in mind.”  Visualizing the type […]

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October 7, 2011

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Leadership Defined

Learning anything first requires an understanding of what it is that you are trying to accomplish.  This is particularly true when examining a complex concept like leadership.  There are many definitions of leadership, with many of them centering on ‘influence’.  The US Army definition speaks of providing influence by providing purpose, direction and motivation.  It […]

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September 30, 2011

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The Focus of Leadership

Federal officials have announced 37 arrests at a Boeing plant in Pennsylvania as result of a four year investigation into illegal prescription drug sales.  This incident makes national news because of the importance of the work being done there, including the manufacture of military aircraft such as the Chinook and Osprey. Big case with lots […]

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September 27, 2011

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The Levels of Leadership

The Guardian Leadership logo represents the ascension through the four levels of leadership; personal, direct, organizational and strategic.  They build in complexity and also represent the logical path of leadership development. The pyramid is not comprised of uniform layers stacked on one another because you never truly leave any of the layers behind.  Regardless of […]

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