Leadership is a Tough Gig

Today’s guest author is Jennifer V. Miller. Jennifer, a member of the Lead Change Group, is the Founder and Managing Partner of SkillSource, an organizational development consultancy that specializes in leadership development, teambuilding and sales relationship management.

Leadership is a tough gig.

I’m not talking about being in “management”, although that is a really tough job, too.

What I mean is leading - stepping up, making the difficult calls, doing the right thing even when nobody’s looking.

Are you a leader?

Even if you don’t have an official leadership title, I bet you’ve been called to lead as a parent, a volunteer, a mentor or a project manager.

If you wear any of these hats, no doubt you’ve been confronted with the realization at some point in our lives, we all lead.

And that, my friend, takes character.

So, maybe the question is:

“Are you a character-based leader?”

And what the heck would that be?

Character-based leaders lead from the power of who they are, rather than from their position of authority or designated job title. People who lead with character don’t wait for “them” to do “something” to make “it” right. They see a need and make a move to close that gap.

Do you see a need somewhere in your life that requires leadership? Might YOU be the person to step up?

If so, I invite you to learn more about the book The Character-Based Leader. It’s a book written by 21 members of the Lead Change Group, a global, non-profit community dedicated applying character-based leadership.

This book is the spark that can ignite the leader within you. 

The Character-Based Leader explores topics such as:

  • Trust
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Walking the talk
  • Balancing relationships with results
  • Leading from who you are

It’s an honor to be included among the 21 people who have shared their wisdom with the world on what it takes to lead with character.

Would you like to know more?

Check out the book’s website at characterbasedleader.com

I’d love to hear from you - tell me what you think about leading with character!




5 Responses to Leadership is a Tough Gig

  1. Jane,

    Thanks so much for featuring my article today. It’s been a pleasure continuing our work together via this book. Who knew that when we co-wrote blogs post back in 2010 that a book would grow out of our association with the Lead Change Group?

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