Tag Archives: leadership

4 Keys to Being an Effective Leader

It is time to step in to leadership.  Perhaps you are going to be training a group of adults for a specific vocation, or perhaps you have to organize a community consignment sale. Maybe you need to find volunteers for a work or church function. There are all kinds of situations where adults need to lead adults. Here are some keys to being an effective leader of your fellow adults. Know Where You’re Going No one wants to follow someone […]

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8 Brilliant Leadership Lessons from “The Boss”

Bruce Springsteen demonstrates everything, I mean EVERYTHING, you need to know about leadership in just under 9 minutes during a 2013 concert in Germany. Almost everyone knows Bruce Springsteen is “The Boss,”  a nickname acquired in the early stages of his career for serving as paymaster for his band after gigs.  He may not have liked the moniker at the beginning, but he certainly owns it today.  Heck, even Prince admired Springsteen’s band leadership. Leadership Lessons from Bruce Springsteen An audience […]

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Personality Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Today, as we have since 1983, Americans celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday.  Students and employees around the country are encouraged to offer service to their community on this, the third Monday of January. Sharing a birthday with the civil rights icon (January 15th) piqued my curiosity about Dr. King at a very young age, and I have great respect for the man who was assassinated 2 years before I was born. Without […]

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Bossy Girls Grow Up to Be Leaders

I will never forget the day Keith Carlson told me our 7th grade Home Economics teacher said I was a bossy girl. We were sitting in our assigned “kitchenette” and I became indignant. That moment could have changed me. It might have crushed my confidence. Instead, I embraced the bossy girl in me. If you are raising a bossy girl, here are some tips to transition your perception of her bossiness into effective leadership. Signs That Your Daughter May Be […]

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