TEN LESSONS ON BECOMING A LEADER

  1. Challenge Provides the Opportunity for Greatness – in Leading and Learning to Lead. Experience is the best teacher.
  2. Leadership is in the Eye of the Beholder. Managers can be appointed from above, leaders cannot; constituents choose them.
  3. Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership. Credibility – made up of trustworthiness, expertise, and dynamism – may be the single most important asset to leaders.
  4. The Ability to Inspire a Shared Vision Differentiates Leaders from Other Credible Sources. Leaders must also envision – and help others envision – an uplifting and ennobling future.
  5. Without Trust, You Cannot Lead. Leaders focus on fostering collaboration, strengthening others, and building trust; essential groundwork for risk-taking.
  6. Shared Values Make a Critical Difference in the Quality of Life at Home and at Work. When personal values are in line with the goals of the workplace, people are more successful and healthy. Shared values enable everyone to experience ownership in their organization.
  7. Leaders Are Role Models for Their Constituents. Leaders set the example for others.
  8. Lasting Change Progresses One Step at a Time. Progress is always incremental; the key to lasting improvements is small wins.
  9. Leadership Development is Self-development. Leadership is an art in which the medium is the self, and leadership development is a process of continuous improvement.
  10. Leadership is Not an Affair of the Head. It is an Affair of the Heart. To lead others requires passionate commitment to a set of fundamental beliefs and principles, visions, and dreams..

 

From Coaching for Leadership: How the World’s Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn.

 

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About KappaDiva
Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (www.learningleader.org,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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