Saying Thanks

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – G.B. Stern There was a knock on the door last week. As I opened it I saw the postman. My mind started racing, ‘what book have I ordered that hasn’t come yet?’ The shape of the parcel was leading me to that thought. Then I turned the package over and read the sender information. A good friend’s name (to be honest, it was her nickname) appeared. “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston On opening

Surely?

“Leadership is action, not position.” – Donald H. McGannon Recently I was having a conversation with a few people about leadership and the ‘surely’ question came up. There’s always more than one way to understand anything; that’s the fun of engaging with, listening and being open to the thoughts of others, and of course having the courage to share your own ideas within the variety of interactions that we all have each day. The way that I have come to understand leadership though, along with the way that I strive to embody it and purposefully foster it within our L.E.A.D. with Courage™ Program, is linked heavily to the quote I’ve used above. Leadership comes to life in the verb, not in the no

Follow Intention Through Question

“Leadership is intentional influence.” – Michael McKinney Why is intention important in our learning and leadership journeys? For us, we see it all the time within our L.E.A.D. with Courage™: Stage 3 Leaders Program. Each of us are so very human. Underneath all the vulnerability, noise, fear and challenge is a voice that can be sometimes hidden, whispering, speaking or screaming (any combination of these at different times or circumstances) to remind us that we want to make a difference. How we do this might seem, sound or look different but it is through leading (using our thoughts, words and actions to make a difference in our own and others lives) that we get a chance to embody what’s sti

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