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Leadership Platforms — The Goal of Enrichment

I’ll readily admit, this appealed to my deep desire to leave a legacy of positive change in the world…something I would laughingly refer to as my “legacy complex.” I also have to admit that I knew something of leadership by this time in my professional career, but the idea of a ‘Leadership Platform’ was foreign. I remember looking it up in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary at some point and discovering, in the context Lisa was using the term, that a “platform” can be defined as “the particular policies (guiding principles) and promises supporting a position of authority and/or authenticity, which become the basis of all actions and further provide the opportunity for periodic celebration and ongoing evaluation.” Blended with the term leadership, I quickly began to see the relationship and understand its importance. I remember thinking: “Wow! Lisa is onto something here.” So off I went, not fully realizing what this challenge would require of me, nor that it would ultimately influence my life’s purpose, increase my personal potential and result in the summation of what I value, believe, understand and do as a leader. In retrospect, I owe Lisa an incredible debt of gratitude.

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Leadership Enrichment; a LIFE-cycle for Converting Potential into Performance

In the previous 4-part series on Leadership Enrichment I presented the LIFE-cycle one step (i.e., stage) at a time. Now I want to circle back around and introduce the suffix “-cycle” and cover the actual features and benefits of the

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Leadership Enrichment – Part 4 of 4; The Value of Leading

“…there is no practical difference between leaders and servants; at least not when it comes to the kind and degree of sacrifice required to secure right and effective leadership and produce positive long-term results.”

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Leadership Enrichment – Part 3 of 4; The Value of Growing

In the first two installments, we established that Awareness leads to Learning and, through Acceptance, releases our potential for Changing. But until we begin to work the change plans we’ve established, our potential remains unfulfilled. So in this installment, we’ll

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Leadership Enrichment – Part 2 of 4; The Value of Changing

“Acceptance will demand great courage if we are to change in worthwhile ways on the basis of what we’ve learned about our leadership…”

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Leadership Enrichment – Part 1 of 4; The Value of (Un)Learning

When thinking back over years of consulting, coaching and mentoring on Leadership in a variety of organizational and personal contexts, there are a number of observations that truly stand out. Some as conspicuous by presence; like the old science (e.g.,

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