A title does not automatically make you a leader

What makes a leader? You make decisions that impact the lives of your family, your employees and your community every day. Whether you own a business or are an employee, it is important to remember that leadership doesn’t always comes with a formal title; sometimes you simply lead from where you stand. A leader isn’t measured by how much they make or how many people they manage, a leader is defined by the impact they have on those closest to them. Look at the people around you who depend on you for guidance. Who do you look to for leadership and guidance? As a business owner or employee, you help make a community strong. Take ownership of that responsibility and recognize the value of your leadership presence every day. Being a great leader means making the most of the leadership equation both as a giver and a receiver.

Cheers

Connie Hanner

365 Days of Leadership: Cancer Survivors Day

June 7th is Cancer Survivor Day. It is ironic that my return to the blog comes on this day. I apologize for my absence, as I have been addressing serious health issues among my family members and the news that a former classmate is nearing the end of her journey to this horrific monster. The courage to face such a demon is unfathomable to the uninitiated.

The leadership lesson is in the resilience of the human spirit which allows one to stand and face the beast on trembling legs but with a strong gaze firmly set on winning. It is a fight against ones own body to save ones own life. When the battle is won, it is a victory that only others who have survived can understand. For those who do not have this unique understanding, we stand beside you and join the work needed to eradicate this horrible disease from the face of the earth.

God continue to bless all survivors.

Cheers

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Connie Hanner is a PhD student in non-profit organizational leadership and a veteran of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Visit her website at http://www.conniehanner.com. Find her on Face Book, Linked In and follow her on Twitter.