Leading From the Bottom

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I recently had the opportunity to present at the Akron-area SHRM meeting. It was a small but enthusiastic group. As we neared the end of the talk, there was a really though-provoking question from the audience:

How can we lead if we are not in a position of leadership?

There was a silent pause. I had to think about this for a moment. What is he trying to say? He’s asking – can we lead from the bottom?

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There is Never a Right Time

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It’s constantly on my mind as a speaker, consultant, and professor. What are the changes that we want to see in our clients, partners, and students?

More importantly, what are the changes we want to see in ourselves?

As I wind down my first full week of food journaling and exercising 3x a week – I’m struck by how easily we can adjust when we have to. Don’t get me wrong, being more disciplined in my exercise, journaling, and food choices is not easy. And it’s only been one week, but I can already feel the change in my mindset.

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