365 Opportunities for YOU to LEAD in 2015

As I reviewed my blog posts from 2014, I thought about the people and the situations that inspired each one.

And I realized that although I’ve often said that people don’t need a title to lead, I’ve said that imagining people at all levels of an organization that have a lot to contribute. (Like the often overlooked janitorial staff or frontline employees.)

This year my eyes were opened as I realized how much we talk about leadership in the workplace and how often we ignore the need for leadership in our daily lives.

Several times throughout the year, I met people with vision, talent and time that aren’t engaged in life, and aren’t as fulfilled as they could be.  (Often emitting a mix of frustration and surrender.)

  • People that could be changing their thoughts and actions; their homes, their communities and our world.
  • People that have been waiting for someone else to make their life happen instead of living.

Today is a NEW YEAR, and each one of us is given 365 blank pages. …365 Opportunities to change YOUR life and the lives you come in contact with.

What will you write on them?

Additional reading to help you fill your blank pages:



11 Leadership Development Books

 Listed in priority order from the bottom (the foundation) up.  (Numbers 1, 2, 4, 5  and 9 will help you lead and develop yourself and the people you serve.  Numbers 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 11 will help you lead within an organization.)

Wishing you a Joy-Filled and Purpose-Driven New Year!




President, Giana Consulting

Chery believes that:
• Anyone can be a leader.
• Everyone knows something that the rest of us don’t.
• We all need to leave our workplaces, communities, nation and world – better than we found them.

Those beliefs caused her to instigate change from every position she ever had and continually provided opportunities to lead system-wide change from the middle and the edge of organizations.

Her faith and my firm belief that leaders need to walk their talk were the reasons she agreed to move to a part of the world that she once feared. As an expat she embraced daily opportunities to meet and learn from people that represent the nations in our world.

Today Chery is The Founder of Giana Consulting, listed as a Great Leadership Speaker by Inc., writes a recognized leadership blog and has co-authored two leadership books.

She leverages true leadership stories and expat experiences to inform, inspire and emphasize life skills that cause her clients to be more energized and productive.

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