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Leading From Within

Overview

Why do some decisions fail? How can all levels of an organization feel that they have a part in the success and direction of the organization? How can an organization begin to lead from within rather than by edict?

In this video, Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, interviews Dr. Margaret Benefiel, Executive Director of the Shalem Institute about leading organizations from within.

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Reflection

  • Think of some unsuccessful decisions or changes your organization has made. Why were those decisions unsuccessful?¬†What could have made those decisions work?
  • As a leader, how often do you consider the input of front-line employees when making a decision?

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  1. This is an excellent example of how making decisions by editc and in a vacuum, not truly collaborating and drawing on the” wisdom of the whole”, can alienate employees. Identifies managing with budget constrains but not letting that rule decision making, Also taking responsiblity for your own actions is emphasized as important, and not losing your own core values in hard times. “We are all leaders and utilize our own sphere of influence” – this applies to everyone at all levels.

    Terrific!

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