Warren Bennis, the “dean of leadership gurus” (Forbes, 1996), said this about leadership:
“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”
How are leaders “made”? By learning…
“an identifiable set of skills and practices that are available to all of us….”
(The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner)
The whole purpose of Hard Lessons is to “make” you a better leader by equipping you with simple, effective, practical leadership tools that work in the real world—tools you can begin to use immediately, the very next day—with no therapy required.
The Hard Lessons workshop on Monday, October 24, is sponsored by and a fund-raiser for Williamson Christian College (meaning no fee for me). The cost is $175ea; $150ea for groups of three or more. You will receive donation credit for all but $25.
Leadership Under A Magnifying Glass
If it was easy, anybody could do it.
Avoiding Change Wreck
Is change hard, or do we make it hard?
Raising Your Leadership FICO Score
Credibility—you can’t lead without it.
Creating Greener Pastures
Make sure your most talented employees want to stay.
Leadership Flea Market
The hardest person to lead is…
Eight Lessons I Learned The Hard Way
Is it worth the time and money? Check out the feedback from previous workshops at www.hard-lessons.com.
Sign up today at www.williamsoncc.edu. Click Stakeholder Path, then Donate Now, enter the information requested and put attendee names in the Comments block.
This will be a great day for a great cause. I look forward to seeing you.
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"The best way to lead people into the future is to connect with them deeply in the present."
Kouzes & Posner