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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…

Expectations

Congratulations! For the first time, you are now responsible for leading others - a work team, a volunteer effort, or just a group project for school - now what? People will now see you and expect you to be a leader.  The leadership realization…
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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…

How am I helping to bring out the best in others?

Ask yourself, "How am I really helping others?" This is a critical question that can help the new and experienced leader help everyone achieve their best possible results. One of the first things to see with the question is that it is "other…
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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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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…
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Natural leadership starts with asking questions.

Asking questions highlights the potential for a better future, a brighter opportunity and the concern the questioner has for improving the lives of others. When you ask questions about a situation or a potential opportunity you demonstrate…
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Characteristics of a Leader

What is it about some people that we look to them as the leader? Think back to the people who you have looked up to. The people who you knew who, or you at least felt, had the capacity to lead. You knew that this person in your life, a coach,…