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What do you know about leadership?

Can you identify a leader in a crowd of other people? What is it about the person you're seeing that tells you they are a leader?  Often when we are pressed we may find it hard to identify specifics that make a person a leader.  Kind of…
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First steps in leading from where you are

But how do you do this if you've never been a leader before or other people don't necessarily see you as a leader?  1. Take a look in the mirror. Take a look at yourself and think about what you're passionate about and what you're good at.…
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A recognized need requires a response

Chances are that each week, each of us recognizes a need that somebody should to do something about. Whether it's the homeless person sitting on the curb, active-duty family members trying to deal with their military family member's frequent…
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Getting involved first steps

On Lead Without Authority there is a call to action—a call to serve--a call to respond to a need.  During conversations about future articles and possible direction, we talked about the need to provide resources to help others get started…
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A Closer Look at Leadership Traits

Looking at leadership traits can help us understand what we see when we observe leaders in action.  Lets take a closer look.  Gaining a better understanding of basic leadership traits can also help us evaluate leaders to determine if they…
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What to Do First?

When we see a need for change what should be the first thing to do in order to get off to a good start? The subject of leadership and change go together because leaders are associated with being agents of change. Credible leaders are those…
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Leading Without Authority

This is a repost of an article by Jim while finishing up his M.A. in Leadership.  It takes a look at what leading without authority looks like in the context of the classic movie, 12 Angry Men.  Read on, in Jim's words... As an opportunity…
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A Unique Time

Not any more.  No more excuses. There really is no reason that any of us can make for not reaching our full potential.    Opportunities are available to all, and we all make personal choices that can either propel us, or hold us back from…
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Why is THIS Important??

Now more then ever there is a call for leadership in our country.   Well probably a bit more then a call–more like an outright scream! People all over the country are crying out for leadership.   People want to see leadership actively…
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Are Leaders Born Or Made?

Yes they are... With the ever-increasing realization of the need for good leaders in our modern, complicated world, if leaders are "born," then clearly not enough of them were born to fulfill the great need we all have in our communities. There…