Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Leadership: The First Step

During 2011 I'm going to be writing a series of leadership posts. Geared for first time managers, as well as leaders without title, I intend that this will be another way to keep the communication flowing with the wonderful leaders and managers I work with during the leadership training programs I run.

Sometimes we all need a quick focus or a word to get us going. My intention for these leadership posts is for them to be a "burst" or booster shot to get your thoughts and actions moving in a few direction.

Today's Leadership post is about taking that first step as a leader. Whether we are a leader with, or without, title, the first step can be seen as the hardest.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ask yourself:
What is the first step for you as a leader?
What is the trail that you want to leave? What mark is important for you to leave?
What's the opportunity that lies ahead?

Warm regards

Jennifer Britton
Potentials Realized
Author of Effective Group Coaching

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