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Leadership Role Models

October 10, 2011


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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Leadership Defined

October 7, 2011

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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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The Levels of Leadership

September 27, 2011


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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Choosing a Leader

September 23, 2011


Did you catch the Republican Presidential Debate last night?  I thought one of the more interesting questions dealt with the candidate’s plans to turn the country around – not their specific jobs plans, but the candidate’s underlying principles.  The candidates who got the most positive crowd response talked about competent leadership. Competence… The environment was […]

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