Leadership Clarity

Leadership Clarity

Building Leadership Capacity, Change Leaders, clarity, Leadership, Vision
Try leading without a clear vision, and, surely, this will lead to failure. A coherent vision appears only after much hard work and focused time. An explicit vision means there are no questions about what needs to be accomplished. Individuals gravitate to leaders who are able to concisely share their vision. Because these effective leaders demonstrate clarity, they will more fluidly lead their team to extraordinary accomplishment. Creating clarity is said to be one of a leader’s most important duties. Bringing clarity is the ability to simplify and inspire action. “One should use common words to say uncommon things,” ―Arthur Schopenhauer. Leaders with clarity have the ability to bring meaning to the group. Leadership clarity shows confidence. Leadership clarity enhances change, goal attainment, and value alignment. If you are interested…
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Leadership Privilege

Leadership Privilege

Building Leadership Capacity, forward motion, Great Leaders, Leadership
Unfortunately, we are witness to many examples of lack of leadership, i.e. decisions deferred to a later time, delays in confronting an employment issue, leadership absence, refusing to address blatant problems; these are just to name a few. As deferment is not an effective leadership strategy, procrastination will lead you down a road of poor outcomes. Leaders must be forward thinkers looking to the future with clear vision. I recently heard that “Just like Bluetooth and backup cameras now come standard on a Honda Civic, some individuals live life looking in the rearview mirror.”- @dennismcintee GHCA, Summer Convention. Leaders that live exclusively in the past will not be destined for distinction in the future. Being a leader is a privilege, it does not mean you are privileged. Understanding this privilege…
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Connected Moments

Connected Moments

Building Leadership Capacity, Great Leaders, Growth, Leadership, Leadership Coaching
Notable leaders are committed to growth through connections and personal leadership development. It is amazing how many people call themselves leaders but remain stagnant in their professional growth. Growth only happens with action and deliberate intention. Without this effort, there is a disconnect. Effective leaders know leadership is best facilitated with connection; connection to learning and others. This summer, I have the privilege of connecting and collaborating with like-minded professionals at an annual continuing education convention. The theme is: Enriching Lives with Treasured Moments. When reading the theme title, it made me consider what treasured moments might resonate with successful leaders. This in turn made me think about connected moments in a leader's journey. Leaders connect with others through authentic, high-quality conversations. It is through these conversations that we make…
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Loyalty Earned

Loyalty Earned

Building Trust, Communication, Leadership, Loyalty, Team Results, teams, Teamwork, Trust
Loyalty is earned and is not automatically guaranteed. In other words, loyalty is not openly given as it is a two-way street. When leaders place trust in those they lead it encourages loyalty within their team. I believe Richard Branson’s quote says it well, “Train people well enough so they can leave; treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” This is the essence of cultivating loyalty. Great leaders know that modeling trustworthiness in their behavior will be reciprocally effective. Because mindful leaders are aware of how they are being perceived by their co-workers, they are deliberate about their encouraging interactions with their team. A skillful leader knows they have a responsibility to set a high bar, because they promote the standard, form the expectations, and create the culture…
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