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Leadership is found in your being and doing!

What Leadership Is (Being)

Effective leadership results in growth and development for individuals and communities. It can be seen as maintaining a progressive mindset. Progress invigorates the human spirit and makes us feel alive. It is movement, action, and interaction that bring about a sense of accomplishment. In progress, we find ambition, creativity, innovation, and most importantly, solutions. We measure success by progress. On the other hand, stagnation is demotivating and unfulfilling. Stagnation attempts to kill the drive to learn, innovate, and solve. Stagnation in an individual’s life causes a reaction of flight (running from the challenge) or fight (engaging in the process to overcome and grow to the next level). This reminds me of the adage, “You don’t go through, you grow through.” Most individuals desire progress over stagnation (life over death), even in their most stagnate position, by taking leadership or expecting those in leadership positions to help move them forward. If not, hopes, dreams, and promises diminish (or die) for individuals and their communities. What is important about the need to survive is ensuring that an inclusive community building approach, and not just personal gain, motivates the individual toward progress.

What Leadership DOes (Doing)

Leadership is a conglomerate of skills set in motion to fulfill a goal or purpose. What leadership does is effectively execute any of these skills at the appropriate time. These skills include effective written and verbal communication, taking initiative, organizing, time management, negotiating, analyzing, synthesizing, delegating, being proficient with technology, actively listening, problem-solving, having intellectual and emotional intelligence, envisioning, modeling, and many more skills deemed necessary to survive. Leaders become leaders by building the capacity of the leadership organism in them through a relationship with the conglomerate of leadership skills. By performing these skills (or doing), we view the person as a leader. This brings us to what leaders ultimately do:

  • Include others in the process to make informed decisions.

  • Appreciate and recognize the merits of differing points of view.

  • Seek out the counsel of mentors at the micro and macro levels.

  • Resolve their internal conflicts and help to resolve external conflicts using methods that promote trust, honor, and respect.

  • Build sustainable and meaningful relationships with self and others.


  • Communication & Conflict

  • Team Building

  • Listening

  • Developing a Leadership Mindset

  • Perfecting Your Golf Swing

  • Know Yourself to Know Your Wealth

  • The Inclusive Leader Executive Management Training

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