Archive for March, 2012

Voice of…

Someone has to be the voice of people. As a leader; that should be YOU! ~Sam Sheppard

Leaders Create

Leaders create both an idea and the environment for that idea to flourish. It is the creation of the idea and the sympathetic working environment together that sets them apart. Many people in positions of leadership create ideas. Many create consistent working environments. Only a few get both the idea and the environment working together.

Not only do leaders create a sympathetic environment for the idea to flourish, they create the environment within appropriate boundaries, taking into account the resource constraints of the organisation.

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Myths of Leadership

The number one misconception people have about leaders is the belief that leadership comes simply from having a position or title. But nothing could be further from the truth. You don’t need to possess a position at the top of your group, department, division or organization in order to lead. If you think you do, then you have bought into the position myth.

Leaders provide vision

The people that you lead need a picture of a desirable future that inspires and makes them want to be a part of the effort. Just as importantly, they need to see the reason why they are called upon to perform tasks and make decisions, and how those actions and decisions fit into the overall picture. Otherwise, motivation levels can be low as people in the organization move through their workday performing lists of tasks that are meaningless at best, and confusing and incompatible, at worst.

John Kotter, author and leadership expert at Harvard, states that a key role of  any leader is to define what the future looks like, align those he is leading with the corporate vision, and inspire them to make it happen despite the challenges that would stand in their way.

Trying to lead a team or organization without a vision is just as difficult as trying to piece together a 1000-piece puzzle without looking at the box cover. Both are nearly impossible. With a clear vision in place, leaders can focus employees, improve perception of the organization, and keep everyone moving toward the same goal.

May those who you are leading find assurance and confidence in your leadership abilities. May they also find clarity, vision and purpose because you are growing to be a trusted source of values and integrity.

Adopted from Today’s Leadership Challenge (Cornelius & Associates http://www.corneliusassoc.com)

Toni Mungai

SELF TALK

“The most important person that you are going to listen to TODAY is yourself…..When we talk to ourselves, we are speaking out of our “CORE BELIEF”. (John C. Maxwell). OUR lives need words. So what words are WE speaking?

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Humility in leadership

Most leaders have an abundance of ambition, talent, and confidence, but few possess the humility necessary to sustain influence over time. Many shun humility, seeing it as a sign of weakness or self-doubt. Yet, in reality, humility is the pinnacle of wisdom and assuredness.