Coaching for Executives, Small
Business Owners, Professionals
OF THE WEEK
"Leadership is based on
inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not
-- William Arthur
||TEN LEADERSHIP PROPOSITIONS
by Peter Koestenbaum
- "Be effective. Emphasize results, both through
management by objectives and by process.
- Understand that leadership is a mind-set and a
pattern of behaviors. It is to have made a habit of a
new way of thinking and a new way of acting.
- Be prepared to wake up and to change your
perceptions and concepts radically (transformation,
conversion) with respect to the human potential and
to cultures (corporate, ethnic, national).
- Lead by teaching leadership, by empowering, by
fostering autonomy, providing direction, and lending
support. A teacher is an experienced and relentless
- Have faith that leadership can be learned and
that it can be taught.
- Know that the leadership mind can hold opposing
ideas and contradictory feelings at one and the same
time. It can achieve comfort with the tensions of
ambiguity, polarity, and uncertainty.
- Be a leader in all six arenas of life: work, family,
self, ecological responsibility, social responsibility,
and financial strength.
- Inform your products and services with a
leadership teaching component. You do not sell a
product or service; you help customers buy
leadership in their affairs.
- Use both reasons or models (living from
the "outside in") and instincts or intuition (living from
the "inside out').
- Expect leadership to lead you and your
organization to a higher state of health
(Koestenbaum, 2002, p. 23-26)."
Reference: Koestenbaum, P. (2002).
Leadership: the inner side of greatness: a
philosophy for leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-
Reprinted with permission from the OSU
Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus,
OH 43210, (614) 292-3114,
||COACHING CALL TO ACTION
Holding a position of leadership is a substantial
responsibility. If you are a leader or working to
become a leader, consider often your own behavior
and attitudes. Check in with yourself and ask, "Am
I "behaving" like a leader in all aspects of my life?" If
yes, congratulations! If no, what will you commit to
this week that makes a difference in your leadership
behavior and effectiveness?
April 13, 2006
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Andrea will provide her 5-step
program for reaching higher productivity and deeper
levels of professional and personal satisfaction at the
The 20th Annual New England Meetings Industry
Conference and Exposition - NEMICE- on April 13,
2006 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
(BCEC) in Boston, Massachusetts. Click here to learn
||IDEAS AND INFORMATION
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