Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3/29 Book Chat: "The 5 Levels of Leadership" by John Maxwell

Next Chat: Thursday, March 29, 12:30 - 1:15 pm
                (218) 632-0550, Code: 647933#

ASSIGNMENT:  Below is a few quotes from our previous reading in The 5 Levels of Leadership. For our call this week, please pick a quote from below and discuss whether you agree or disagree.  Also please discuss one or two leadership observations related to the quote from your experience.

*If you have not had the opportunity to complete all of the readings, don't worry we will review some the key points. We want to discuss some of your experiences as it relates to a few of the key principles in John Maxwell's book.

I looking forward to your input and participation!!

  • As a new leader, you must use the authority you are given wisely, to advance the team and help the people you lead. (Pg. 43)
  • The easiest way to define leadership is by position. However, position and titles are very misleading. A [leadership] position always promises more than it can deliver. (pg. 50)
  • Good leadership is about walking beside people and helping them to climb up the hill with you. (Pg. 56)
  • Leadership is an opportunity to serve. (Pg. 87)
  • Good leaders have an orientation toward results. (Pg. 164)
  • If you invest in people, they will never be the same again.  And neither will you. It is impossible to help others without helping yourself. (Pg.174)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays--Stephanie C. Hill of Lockheed Martin newly promoted Executive of non-defense Gov't SBU

Our last Leadership Tuesdays for this Women's History Month's of 2012 features Stephanie Cole Hill of leading defense industry contractor, Lockheed Martin.  An engineer by training, Ms. Hill was recently promoted to President of Information Systems and Global Solutions-Civil where she leads the 10,000 employees of this multi-billion dollar business unit. Presently, Ms. Hill is the only African American President at Lockheed Martin and she reports to Ms. Linda R. Gooden, Executive Vice President of Information Systems and Global Solutions and the other African American woman in executive leadership at Lockheed Martin. (Ms. Gooden was profiled and featured in Leadership Tuesdays in September 2011.) 

In March 2012, Ms. Hill has the distinct honor of being profiled for Women's History Month in The Root by her prominent older sister, Harriette Cole, a best-selling author, Today Show/MSNBC contributor, president of her own media company and former editor at Essence Magazine.

To view Ms. Hill's quote "It's The Right Thing To Do" advocating STEM education, click:

To view this Leadership Tuesdays' feature on Ms. Hill, click:

For more information on LeadershipTuesdays, see:

Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Women History Month Chat -- 5 Levels of Leadership -- Women Leaders Living Their Core Values

Next Chat: Thursday, March 15, 12:30 - 1:15 pm
(218) 632-0550, Code: 647933#

Women discuss how they approach work and life

In this brief video, professional women discuss some of the philosophies and core values that have made them successful. Featured leaders include Andrea Jung, CEO & Chair of of AVON, Shelly Lazarus, CEO of Ogilvy, Gerry Laybourne, Founder & former CEO of Oxygen Media, Emma Fundira, Managing Director of Finesse Financial Services and more.

1) How can we be more authentic as leaders? Is there a "real" risk in being authentic?
2) Shelly Lazarus gave some strong advice at the end of the video. Is her advice universal?
3) Who are some of the leaders you admire and why?

Trivia: "What is the past tense of "sneak". How do you pronounce and spell it? (Question linked to Shelly Lazarus comments)

For more info:
http://womenatliberty.com/leadershipdevwleadapr.html  (Video)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Join A Book Discussion TODAY...The 5 Levels of Leadership

Join a chat about leadership--Discussing the "The 5 Levels of Leadership" a book by John Maxwell, 12:30 pm EST Today, 3/8, 218-632-0500, 647933#

Happy International Women's Day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays: "Managing Change" and "How To Succeed"

Twice a month on Tuesdays, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. 

In celebration of Black History Month and its 2012 theme: Black Women in American Culture and History, we are featuring Reverend Dr. Vashti M. McKenzie who is currently a Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. She is responsible for leading the 13th Episcopal District (Tennessee and Kentucky) and she holds the distinction of being the first woman to be elected to the office of Bishop in the A.M.E. Church. Her leadership accomplishments include leading large church organizations in both the U.S. and South Africa, creating entrepreneurial business projects, starting over 35 local churches, growing a church congregation from 330 to over 1700 members, and managing multi-million dollar church real estate development projects.

Also for Women's History Month which begins March 1, Leadership Tuesdays is featuring Arianna Huffington who is an author, nationally syndicated columnist, President and Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. In 2005, she along with Kenneth Lerer and Jonah Peretti, founded The Huffington Post as a political blog. In 2011, Huffington sold The Huffington Post to AOL for a reported $315 million while still maintaining leadership over the now well-respected internet news source. 
To view these stories, click Leadership Tuesdays.