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What is Leadership?


Leadership is what every organization needs and so few have in adequate supply. Part of leadership is what the first President Bush called "the vision thing". It's the ability to see what does not exist and then gather, mold and shape the resources needed to make it happen.

Part of leadership is passion for the purpose and the mission of the organization. But it needs to be passion with direction and focus. It needs to have strength of character; courage, integrity and fairness or it cannot sustain itself.

Leadership needs to have drive and initiative. It needs to have faith that what you are doing is the right thing. It needs to inspire that same faith in others because leadership understands that you can't do anything worthwhile alone.

Leadership is what plows the road of doubt, fear and uncertainty. Leadership paves the way for others to help create something that did not previously exist. Leadership has broad shoulders but a gentle heart.

Leadership changes our world. It's not about power but it empowers anyone it touches. Leadership makes things clear and simple and forthright. Leadership makes all good things possible.

In the end, leadership is about faith and people and purpose. It's about having the vision to know what to do, the faith that it's the right thing to do and the courage to enlist others in the pursuit of your vision.

Kevin Stirtz is a successful entrepreneur, writer, trainer, speaker and mentor. He is a published author of over 150 business articles and he has been featured in local, regional, national and international business publications. He currently writes a marketing column for AllBusiness.com and he is writing his first book, which is due to be published in March of 2006. He can be reached at 1-952-212-4681 or http://www.KevinStirtz.com

Leadership is best defined by the quality of your thoughts, decisions and actions. It is also underpinned by the quality of the tools you use in your role. Be seen to bring true leadership to your organization and act with the authority that it brings to you.

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New York Times

Few Overseas Have Faith in Trump's Leadership, Survey Finds
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Faith in American leadership has plunged in many nations around the world in the months since President Trump took office, according to a new survey, underscoring the challenges facing the new president as he prepares to make his ...
US Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump's LeadershipPew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
The Trump effect: Canadian, Mexican confidence in US leadership plummetsThe Globe and Mail

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Forbes

American Dream Leadership Series #1: Clarke Miyasaki Gives His Stance on Start-ups and Leadership
Forbes
Over the past couple years, I've written about everything small business-related, from business owners who have been able to grow their business through access to capital, to changes at the Small Business Administration, and how small businesses can ...



CNN

Sen. Rand Paul: 'Senate leadership is not negotiating with our office'
CNN
"So far the Senate leadership is not negotiating with our office," Paul said in an interview on CNN's "Newsroom." "I'm trying to negotiate with the President, but really the President is going to have to tell leadership it's going to have to negotiate ...
Ron Johnson on Senate healthcare bill: Leadership wants 'to jam this thing through'Washington Examiner
Rand Paul Says GOP Leadership Isn't Negotiating With Him On Health BillTPM
GOP senator: Leadership trying to 'jam' through healthcare billThe Hill (blog)
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CNET

Black lawmakers urge Uber to diversify its leadership
CNET
These are positions the CBC said it believes would "benefit" from African American leadership. The CBC also wants Uber to provide a written, detailed plan on what steps the company will take to hire more diverse leadership. "Given the broad reach of ...
Uber: Congressional Black Caucus Urges Leadership Diversify ...Fortune

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CBS News

Nancy Pelosi responds to calls for new Democratic leadership
CBS News
June 26, 2017, 8:02 AM | House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became a member of Congress through a special election 30 years ago. She has led House Democrats for the last 14 years, including a stint as the first female speaker. But the Democratic Party ...
58% of Democrats Say Their Party Needs New LeadershipRasmussen Reports
Pelosi on criticism of leadership: 'This is such a small item, it isn't about me'The Hill
Pelosi defends leadership following special election lossABC News
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Washington Examiner

Finally, the VA has solid, reform-minded leadership
Washington Examiner
With today's political polarization, it's worthwhile to pause and focus on what's going right in Washington. Let's start by commending the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, for his steady and decisive leadership in the ...

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The Hill

Perry: Trump wants to use energy for 'global leadership'
The Hill
President Trump wants the United States to use its energy as a geopolitical tool for influence and leadership, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said. Perry spoke with reporters Monday about how he, Trump and the administration see their stated goal of ...

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Washington Post

Study: Voters facing economic uncertainty prefer a dominant leader ...
Washington Post
The new research is a reminder that candidates matter — but so does context.

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Learn leadership skills through walking your dog
Lynchburg News and Advance
People wanting to learn leadership skills can drop the expensive classes and opt instead to walk a leashed dog in a neighborhood full of loose dogs. You get instant instructive feedback with this method. My dogs are leash reactive. That means they go ...



The Journal News | LoHud.com

It's business, and it's personal: Leadership Westchester
The Journal News | LoHud.com
For 20 years, they have come from all segments of Westchester's business world — from corporate, civic and nonprofit organizations — to learn something about leadership. What more than 300 graduates of Leadership Westchester have taken back to their ...


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