"All the effective leaders I have encountered - both those I worked with and those I merely watched - knew four simple things: a leader is someone who has followers; popularity is not leadership, results are; leaders are highly visible, they set examples; leadership is not rank, privilege, titles or money, it is responsibility." - Peter Drucker
We are all leaders in some form or fashion. If leadership is a responsibility as Drucker says, how can we be accountable? Our eZine this month provokes thought and action around the responsibility of being a leader.
The article is a thoroughly researched discussion on what it means to be a leader in contemporary times by Dr. Harwant Khush. Our development activity will challenge you to align how you see yourself as a leader with how others see you. The Q and A tackles a situation many new leaders find themselves in, going from peer to leader. How does one make that move responsibly and effectively?
Our resources contain many links, one of which is an interesting quiz on leadership style and also a classic whitepaper written by Tero president Rowena Crosbie on the Soft Skills of Leadership.
Lastly this month we provide, an inspiration in the form of a brief blog that will motivate you to look at leadership not as a title or position, but as the ability to influence. In the author George Amblers words, "Leadership happens when people allow you to influence their lives. It's only when your influence causes people to work towards a shared vision that you become a leader. Leadership is more about influence and relationship than it is about control and giving orders".
Take time this month to examine your leadership. Whose lives do you influence? What shared visions are you inspiring through your work and your life?
We sat down with Jeff Rommel, SVP for Nationwide and had a great discussion on how to successfully navigate change.
Insight on Business Podcast with Kyle Plummer, Director of Marketing for Tero.
Frame of reference really changes when a teammate is now a team manager...
by Dr. Harwant Khush, Research Consultant, Tero International
Your Invisible Toolbox is a must-read for anyone who looks to excel in their personal and professional relationships.
by Rachel Trainum, Marketing And Communications Specialist, Tero International
by Deep Patel
by Rowena Crosbie
by Karen West, Elliott Stixrud and Brian Reger
Check out the most recent episode of Your Inivisble Toolbox where we discuss how much it costs to waste time. Enjoy!
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