February's edition of Pathways to Success focuses on Leadership. We all recognize successful leaders and admire their qualities. Each of us also have in ourselves the ability to be effective leaders. This edition tackles this topic.
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| Reaching the C-level suite engenders much self-reflection.
What are the characteristics needed to effectively lead organizations? How does one incorporate ones' own personal style, communications strategy, decision-making processes to address the unique challenges of the organization? Is there a "right way" to become a successful C-level suite leader?Continue reading ...
|Growing the Leader Within Us|
|"For what we've discovered, and rediscovered, is that leadership isn't the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It's a process ordinary people use when they're bringing forth the best from themselves and others. Liberate the leader in everyone, and extraordinary things happen."
- James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.
Leadership is a verb, not a noun. Leadership is action, not a position. Leadership is defined by what we do, not the role we are in. Some people in "leadership roles" are excellent leaders. But too many are bosses, "snoopervisors," technocrats, bureaucrats, managers, commanders, chiefs, and the like. Conversely, many people who have no formal leadership role are excellent leaders. In today's fast changing world, we all need to be leaders. Continue reading ...