August 2016
Leadership Tip: It's How You Act, Not Your Position
At it's heart, leadership is about taking initiative and influencing those around you - and that doesn't just apply to people at the top of an organizational hierarchy. Everyone in an organization can demonstrate leadership and they should.

Pat Cormier, from Kotter International, says, "Leadership isn't about position. It's about how you behave and how you act. Watch the video to see what else she has to say about leadership at all levels.       

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: How Can You Gain Employee Loyalty and Commitment in the New World of Every-Employee-for-Himself

Over the course of just a few decades, there has been a major shift in the relationship between organizations and employees.

Kenya Rutland

KJR Consulting

Companies used to offer their employees a lifetime of job security  and a clear path of promotion, and employees responded by giving companies their unwavering loyalty and commitment.
The company a person worked for would commonly become part of an employee's identity and their sense of group loyalty was evident both inside and outside of the workplace.
Employees no longer feel the need to commit to a company for the long term. Now that organizations are no longer offering employees lifetime job and retirement security, or a clearly defined path for career advancement, employees no longer feel the need to commit to a company for the long term. Instead, they are committed for only as long as they feel the organization is giving them what the want.
In the new world of every-employee-for-himself, you might think that the best employees simply go to the highest bidder.
In truth, employee loyalty and commitment are influenced by factors beyond just salary.
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A special thank you to KJR Consulting for this contribution to Leadership Lessons.
Leadership-How to Lead Effectively, Efficiently and Vocally in a Way People Will Follow
Book Review by a TLP Cohort #4 Member

I would recommend this book as it was clear and concise. Points were broken down in each chapter and not overly elaborate, making it an easy read.
Here are some clear leadership lessons I found in this book:
  • Start with a vision
  • How to bring out the best in people
  • How to manage challenges
  • Leading with your heart
  • What team members look for in a leader
  • Leading by example.

Here are some ways I can put these things into practice in my current position:

  • Utilizing key people in productive rolls within a group
  • Showing by example what I expect of them
  • Explain precisely what the goal is so the view is clear to the entire team
  • Stress to all good communication is key to any success.
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"Leadership's not a title. It's a behavior. Live it."
- Robin Sharma
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