Is Everyone a Leader?

Each and every one of us has the opportunity to influence others. On the flip side, we are also being influenced by others. Awareness of this influence allows us to have a positive impact on the lives and work of those around us. It also protects us from blindly allowing others to influence us without evaluating their motives.

Liberated Leadership

Everyone’s a leader.

I first heard that phrase back in the ’90s when I was working in Silicon Valley for the late, great Sun Microsystems, Inc.   I was part of the company’s Leadership Institute and we were teaching people to lead.  I bought into the phrase, but I don’t think I fully understood it at the time.  I was still in a mode of thinking, “yeah, everyone can be a leader, but it’s still the executives with the power that do most of the leading.”  Twenty years later, I am older, wiser, and far more experienced in the dynamics of human systems.  I’ve been hearing the phrase a lot again recently and I now have a much deeper appreciation for its meaning.

Being at the top, or in the front, or “in charge,” is one dimension of Leadership.  It’s the dimension most people think of when they hear the…

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What are YOU doing to develop the next generation of Leaders?

Jack Welch reminded us that, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Encouraging and facilitating leadership development at every level of an organization is crucial to continued success. As leaders, we can help to develop the next generation of leaders by providing employees with the opportunity to share their knowledge, skills, and experience while taking on increasing responsibility. The modern-day organization should encourage the development of a culture that does not rely on a single leader, but shares the leadership responsibility throughout the organization. This leads to an improvement in decision quality, acceptance of change, and greater job satisfaction as well as allowing individuals to develop the leadership skills the organization will need in the future.

Lead to Serve


Many organizations, communities and families fail to tap their highest potential. Real leadership comes down to this- What are you doing now to develop and nurture the people around you? Do you believe in their talent? Are you willing to invest in someone today?

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Leadership Minute: Praise For The Front Line Staff

Your front line staff plays an important role in your organization. They are the face of the organization and the relationship builders.

Doug Dickerson on Leadership


Never underestimate the wisdom and resources of your frontline staff – Lee Cockerell

Staff on the front lines have the initial point of contact with your clientele, are the face of your organization, and create the first impressions that make or break your business. As a leader, you should not just appreciate the service they deliver but see them as extensions of your leadership. As important as this role is, it is equally essential to understand why your front line staff is important to you. They add value by what they see, by what they hear, and what they deliver. They are your go-to team members who deliver for you and your organization time and again. Be sure to honor and thank them for their service. Where would you be without them?

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Building a Team Synergy

Success in today’s business environment requires the ability to form, develop, and work in teams effectively. Building team synergy take conscious effort and continuous attention.



By Okello Okello

A synergy is a systematic interaction of multiple elements projected to release higher magnitude results than the elements invested in the general output. This is every leaders dream but not so many attain its right formula. Building a synergy is like reacting elements in a chemistry laboratory where you observe the risks and expect the best end-results. So what exactly does it take to build a team synergy?


As a leader, the best thing to do to your organization is to first evaluate yourself, be honest with your self and accept your weaknesses. We are not perfect. Even the most beautiful when asked to change anything on their looks, they will identify a feature that they do not like in themselves.

Being honest with yourself and accepting your weaknesses and strengths is where it all starts. The importance of starting with self evaluation is because you…

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