Ralph Nader attorney and author once said, “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” It is important that leaders give back and help others develop strong leadership skills.
Leaders are often called to facilitate; it might be a meeting, a roundtable discussion or even a Fidelity workshop. Facilitators keep group discussions on track, foster team building, provide a safe environment for disagreement and keep War Story Wanda from monopolizing the group's time.
We are in the middle of conference season at Gamma Phi Beta. REAL Leadership Conferences are underway, with REAL Leadership Academy and REAL Leadership Institute soon to follow. Conferences are a great way to get feedback on ideas, network with other sisters and have a bit of fun.
How many shoes do you have in your closest? You probably have shoes for a specific occasion, outfit or season. You most likely have a favorite pair of shoes that you wear more often than others and a pair you have only worn once or twice; a pair for comfort and a pair for confidence.
We often get to the end of a year and wonder where the heck it went. What do you remember about last year? Can you remember what you accomplished or how you made a difference for your chapter or at your workplace? What new things did you learn in 2014?
Leaders should never be afraid to apologize. Being chapter president or CEO doesn't make you any less prone to errors. However, leaders often feel they aren't allowed to show weakness or make mistakes.