‘Tis The Leadership Season

leadershipI have an advantage. I reach hundreds of people every week as a writer of this blog. I write about leadership, motivation, communication, work passion, and the latest topic going on in the US Government. This week I would like to do something a bit different. I am not going to write about the vision and mission every agency or team could adopt to help them achieve their mission (although I firmly believe in having both). I do not want to share tactics you can choose to implement in order to be a trustworthy leader (although I firmly believe in the positive impact of an effective leader). Today I hope the message you get from this blog post is geared toward the kindness and empathy we give to each other on a daily basis, both in and out of the work place.

I have shared some personal endeavors of my life with you in this blog; my current educational endeavor, individual encounters I have had with colleagues and clients, and other insights about my job.  I have shared information about the leadership best practices of The Ken Blanchard Companies and I hope you have found these tidbits helpful.  Today, I would like each visitor of this blog to share a random act of kindness they have completed and tell us how you felt afterwards.  How did the act of kindness, no matter how big or small, set the tone for the rest of your day or week?  After all, we ARE all leaders and when we share the love we have in our hearts with one another, that is the best form of leadership we can exhibit.

Happy holidays, Everyone!  Enjoy this time.  Share the love and kindness you possess with the rest of the world.  Love and lead one another.

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  1. #1 by James M. Rein on December 26, 2012 - 9:07 am

    After over thirty years of ,as I call it ‘Looking out for my people’ I’ll keep it brief,I decide if they fit and stay WITHIN ONE week.I build A TEAM.NO one out for themselves.,Iet them know I have them covered including.betting my job on them.That spreads faster than ANY method yet discovered,being a GREAT Judge of Loyalty is why the First week,must be the DECISION that will drive ,ALL strategy.Without MY finding LOYALTY,NONE of this can WORK. Basic Human desire to BE trusted and RESPECTED,have been used NEGATIVELY too long.The philosophy of FEAR is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE,but only if YOU yourself trust your SELF as a judge of people.RETRAIN in TRUST and let them LOOSE on a C.Y.A .world! Within months YOUR people will be being sought by YOUR “Friends” and Competition.Encourage “OPEN” dialogue and let LOYALTY loose in the “HEARTS and MINDS” You will almost ALWAYS WIN!!!

  2. #2 by Tammy on December 26, 2012 - 9:15 am

    This was inspiring because I had to stop and think intently about my last act of random kindness. I quickly recalled the acts of others, but had to really dig to remember my own. That was not good, but it encouraged me to be more conscious of making sure I had a fresh experience to recall. Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. #3 by David Carroll on December 29, 2012 - 5:38 pm

    While I traveled 1200 miles over the holidays it was easy to find opportunities to give a kindness while driving the highways. Slowing down a little so a person could change lanes or move on to the highway from the on ramp. Getting out of a “road runners” way so that they could do what they thought they needed to do. if we all would give a bit of kindness on the freeways driving would be a lot more relaxing

  4. #4 by Alicia Sallese on February 12, 2013 - 11:33 am

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