Leaders are Learners

There’s a definite learning curve associated with taking on a leadership position. If you’re in that type of position and you feel you’re not quite keeping up, it might help if you took the time to educate yourself a bit. Whether you read some articles on leadership, take a class, or read a book – there are so many resources available to you to help you grow in your leadership skills. A solid education can be the foundation for your success.

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Need some leadership reads? Check out the sidebar to the right of the blog posts – I list some of my favorites there.

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Leadership Retrospective

Leadership Retrospective

Hi all! Jess here, Gwen’s assistant. Gwen is having a heck of a busy week, so she has handed me the keys to the blog. Some of you may be fairly new readers who haven’t had a chance to dig through the archives, so today I’ve rounded up 6 of my favorite posts on leadership. Enjoy!

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Inspire, Encourage, and Empower

You may have gotten a leadership role because of your past performance, but what matters now is what you do with that role. Being a good leader is about leading a team toward a common goal – what are you doing to grow the leadership skills of others in your organization or team?

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The Flow of Power

Sometimes people in leadership positions let that go to their heads – it’s only natural to feel a boost in your own self-confidence when you are chosen for a special role, after all. However, there’s something you should always keep in mind if you want to be a good leader: while you are in a position of power, it is your responsibility to use that to empower those you lead. Let the power of your position be the source of inspiration to everyone involved, and not just a source of self-importance for you.

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Spending too much time putting out small fires?

Spending too much time putting out small fires?

As I become more focused on working with organizations amidst change, two issues are prevalent. First, almost every organization has problems (no surprise here). But more importantly, most are only addressing symptoms.

Whether you’re a business owner or a member of church organizations, non-profits or member associations, all ultimately have similar challenges.

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