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Leadership means timely, situationally appropriate actions that guide and support your group to set and achieve goals. Great leaders create and environment that insprires individuals and groups to achieve thier full potential.

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Your motive in working should be to set others, by your example, on the path of duty.


Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

Andrew Jackson

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What is Leadership?

Another good question! As with Team, we often have our own personal images of these somewhat vague and nebulous questions. There are many definitions, but most use very similar wording like "the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task" (Chemers 1997). I imagine we all have an image of a leader or two we have known or someone that we might aspire to be similar to.

Can you teach someone to be a Leader?

There are countless definitions of leadership drawn from as many different perspectives. They originate from models of various leadership traits, styles, or behaviors. They also originate from an interpretation based on situations, functions, or organizations.

Our outward application of the skills, types, or styles of leadership is what we call the "doing" part. We bring leadership to life by how we express our "being" --- our outward expression of our individual perspective, passion, experience, character, presence, and energy.

From a perspective of form, it is like the difference between a looking at an incredible photograph of the Grand Canyon and compared it to standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and feeling her energy. The photograph alone cannot produce the same effect as the authentic thing.

You're already a leader; let us help you stand on that edge so others can feel your energy!

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