Leadership is not about the position we hold, the title we have, or our place in the line-up.
Leadership is more about our influence, our effectiveness, our sway.
We are all influencing - leading - others.
By our action, by our inaction.
By our words. By our silence.
The real question is not, "Am I a leader?" The real question is, "What is the quality of my leadership, my influence, on others?"
We are all leaders in one capacity or other.
We are all influencers.
Either for good.
Far too often when it comes to providing a product or service we place our primary focus on the product or service.
However, People buy products from people and receive service from people.
Even if it is a quick or simple interaction, the way that we are treated when we are a customer often makes or breaks the decision regarding whether we will ever return for more (products or services).
The same is true when we provide products or service to others.
How do we treat them? Do they sense we care?
Last week I discussed the value of seeking wise counsel from a qualified attorney whenever we are confronted with a legal matter. Because of inquiries I receive regularly on this topic I am providing some specific questions to ask attorneys before we hire them.
The key going into the discussion is this: be need to be prepared with specific questions to ask each attorney candidate – and ask the same questions of each attorney to gain a direct comparison between the candidates.
OK, I was going to write this one a few weeks ago - but I kept putting it off…
And that can be a costly practice, especially if we need legal advice. When we have a legal issue, no matter how small, it is smart for us to get a legal opinion early on. Putting it off can result in bigger problems down the road – problems that could have been avoided if we had sought professional counsel early on.
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
― Benjamin Franklin
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
- Thomas Edison
Because September is “National Preparedness Month” in the United States I am encouraging readers to set aside time to plan for emergencies that - hopefully – will never happen.
September is “National Preparedness Month” in the United States and so each September I try to encourage readers to set aside time to plan for those emergencies that - hopefully – will never happen. Even so, since it is a national initiative, it will bode well for each of us to at least consider this topic and to seek to become part of the solution – rather than add to the challenges – in the event that we are faced with an emergency situation.
A Guest Blog by Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence (see more at www.dennistrittin.com)
Consider this hypothetical set of facts: the US Government just reported that the nation’s GDP grew at 4.0% last quarter. This compares with 6.0% for the prior quarter and 3.2% for the long-term average.
How might this be reported by the purveyors of our news?