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Are you a servant to your team? You should be.

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. As you grow in leadership you change your focus from me to we. “Today my greatest joy comes from working with my team. I’ve gone from loving my work and looking for people to help me to loving my people and looking for ways to help them. As a result, the journey has become much more enjoyable.” Replace top down leadership with side by side leadership through good communication. “Above all else, good leaders are open. They go up, down, and around the organization to reach people. They’re informal. They are straight with people. They are accessible.” When leaders learn to see the people behind the titles, the people feel appreciated and become great performers at what they do.”

Reference: John C Maxwell (2011) The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential. New York: Center Street Publishing


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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