Leadership Lessons Are For Everyone

I recently visited with a CEO that read one of the articles in this blog for the first time and realized how disconnected he’d been from a big project in his organization. …That realization caused him to immediately engage with his team.

Then I visited with a friend that is a stay-at-home grandmother. She said she wasn’t sure if leadership articles would be of value to her now that she is no longer working outside of the home. (Even though she is a leader in her home and does a lot of volunteer work!) …Then she went on to share her appreciation for the way the learning’s in these posts often challenge her thinking and apply to her life.

The CEO got a high five, my friend received a virtual hug, and my cells danced as I thought of how their actions and comments emphasize three important truths:

So today’s post is for anyone who wants to keep growing and learning and for anyone who is not sure how leadership lessons apply to them.

Below are links to several resources…


WRITTEN RESOURCES:

For parents:

  • Check out what Erin Schreyer did with her children one summer in this blog series.
  • Check out how Alli Polin and Karin Hurt are helping parents apply leadership lessons at home.

For teenagers:

For titled leaders:

  • Check out the leadership links in this blog.
  • Check out the books that are recommended in the list at the bottom of this post.

From real people, in different places and seasons:


SPEAKERS:

If you are looking for a speaker… I was recently honored to be included on a list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your next Conference by Inc.com. And yes – I’d love to serve you!

At the same time I have to confess that I’d be thrilled to sit in the audience and hear any of the people on this list! I’ve admired and learned from many of these leaders for years, co-authored books with several of them, and follow the rest of them.


No matter what season you are in,

your knowledge and skills are still needed.

Choose to Lead!


PASS IT ON: If you want to inspire others to keep learning, growing please share this blog with them!

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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6 thoughts on “Leadership Lessons Are For Everyone

  1. Chery,

    I love how you’ve taken the concept of leadership and extended it far beyond the walls of business. You and I have discussed this before – many resist the notion that “everyone” can be a leader, but we know differently. It just takes a different lens through which to view the action of people. Thanks for providing great resources to all who want to step up and lead, no matter what walk of life they are traveling.

  2. I love the simplicity and the emotion contained in Chery’s brief message. Yes, leadership is for everyone and there are far more examples of heroic leadership in today’s challenging world in which we live than around any boardroom table. Thanks for the inspiration.