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Everyday Leadership

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Drew Dudley defines every day leadership as “the everyday act of improving each others lives”.

Employees that demonstrate every day leadership:

  • Quickly adapt to changing situations
  • Think outside the box and learn to embrace new ideas and concepts
  • Understand that challenges are all part of personal growth and development process
  • Show up and follow through on commitments
  • Are willing to get their hands dirty and do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Coach others instead of simply telling them what to do
  • Tailor how they motivate others based on individual moods and personality types
  • Help team members to make some progress – everyday
  • Provide continuous feedback
  • Role-model desired behaviors
  • Give quiet words of praise not just the once a quarter “pep” talk
  • Are there to give the pick me up to others when things don’t quite work out

Once we see that leadership is something that we can do every day and that we can expect it from ourselves and others, only then will we see the true value of everyday leadership. Then we can start to purposely look for ways in the workplace to be an everyday leader and feel good about it and give ourselves credit for demonstrating leadership.

 

 References

Dudley Drew. Everyday Leadership. You Tube. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=everyday+leadership&view=detail&mid=B118861DDBBE22AA44CCB118861DDBBE22AA44CC&FORM=VIRE

Kelah Raymond. Insperity. 5 Essential Traits of Effective Everyday Leadership  https://www.insperity.com/blog/everyday-leadership/

Dr. Ken Hudson. Small Wins Innovation. http://smallwinsinnovation.com/the-power-of-everyday-leadership/