Category: New Leader

February 21, 2019 Glenn Case
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What is a natural leader, really? 

silhouette of natural, confident leader

Reflecting back on my many year in business and as a leader, I realize that some of the strongest leaders I've been exposed to were not in people leadership roles at all. Not managers of people.

September 5, 2018 Glenn Case
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woman jumping free, a broken shackle behind her signifying freedom and faith

In a past article, I wrote about the influence judgment can have over our ability to lead. To judge is human. As emotional beings judgment is, if nothing else, an emotional response to our environment. On a deeper level, it's a protective mechanism. 

July 14, 2018 Glenn Case
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Caterpiller changing to a butterfly signifying growth and potential

We all remember those strong leaders we've encountered in our lives. Their impact lingers because that's the nature of true leadership.

I learned early that the strongest leaders see beyond the immediate need. They see potential. Not just of the worker but of the individual.

June 28, 2018 Glenn Case
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Brick wall with hole signifying vulnerability

Vulnerability is one of those words that immediately stimulate a guttural response. Conjured up is the fortress wall breached. A teeming, angry hoard pouring through full of malintent.
It's a word that one typically connects with danger.
Leaders - as most people - are comfortable inside the "known".
November 24, 2017 Glenn Case
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We've all been there at one time or another. You have just lost your job of many years. You're facing a particularly challenging situation with a customer or a colleague. There's wind of downsizing or a merger, causing uncertainty. You've been passed over for promotion.

November 6, 2017 Glenn Case
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Crossing signs on pole with the words Influencer and Follower - one must lead in order to influenceBeing able to effectively express yourself and influence others in your job and career is critical to motivation and engagement. The benefits are many and include:

-Increasing job satisfaction as issues that might otherwise fester get aired and dispelled.

-Gaining a greater sense of control over aspects that impact you.