Warmest holiday wishes to all of our Westminster friends! This is the time of year that many of our professional pursuits take a back seat to family, friends and social activities - and I think we all look forward to the change of pace and renewing relationships. Leaders know the importance of cultivating relationships which in turn fosters collaboration, a key leadership ability. Kouzes and Posner (2007) pointed out, "To get extraordinary things done, people have to relay on each other. They need to have a sense of mutual dependence - a community of people in which each knows that they need the others to be successful." (p. 233). Whether you are spending time with loved ones, donating time to a charitable cause or enjoying a well-deserved vacation break, enjoy your community and reflect on your successes as a leader!
Kouzes, J. M.; Posner, B. Z. (2007). The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass
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