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Your Inner Leader

Your “Inner Leader” by Robert Landau

Are you a leader in your life?

A leader envisions a task, and then goes about accomplishing that task in the best way they can.  Motivational leadership happens when others watch a leader facilitating a task and admire the way they go about it and the results they’ve gotten.

Each one of us has an “Inner Leader”.  It comes to the fore when we stand out of its way.  It has everything to do with confidence and positivity.  If you let your “Inner Leader” lead you in life, you will reach the finish line even before you realize that you’ve gotten there.  Leadership is a part of your heartbeat, it’s a part of your breath and it’s who and what you are.

Here are seven easy-to-follow steps to life leadership:

  1. Believe there is a leader within you.
  2. Map out how you will get from A to Z for any task that requires leadership
  3. Believe you can get there
  4. Feel what it’s like already accomplishing the task even though it hasn’t happened yet
  5. Repeat step 4 as often as possible until the results are achieved
  6. Stand out of the way and let it happen
  7. Don’t worry about WHEN your goal will be achieved, just KNOW it will happen when it is supposed to.

Leading is something you came here to do.  It’s your path, it’s your life, it’s your destiny.  All you have to do is stand out of the way!

Dianne Durkin offers personal coaching services and leadership programs to guide individuals to tune into their “Inner Leader”.  Contact Loyalty Factor today to schedule your coaching or training sessions.  603.334.3401


Source: RobertLandauMotivation.com, August 31, 2013

Differences Between Leadership & Management

My definition of effective leadership is to use your personal characteristics and qualities to be the absolute best you can be, and to help others be the absolute best that they can be.


Ever since the beginning, leaders have been creative problem solvers who use their imagination to reexamine the status quo, visualize new possibilities and ask “what if.”  The primary responsibilities of leaders are to initiate and cope with change.


Leaders therefore:

  • Set new directions
  • Align people around the new direction by communicating it clearly
  • Ensure people understand and are committed to it
  • Motivate and inspire people to keep them moving in the right direction


A leader motivates, inspires and energizes people by connecting the vision, mission, values, purpose and business goals to individual values and needs.


Management is a specific kind of leadership in which achieving organizational goals is paramount. Managers carry out operations and maintain the status quo, by setting goals and objectives consistent with the vision of the organization.


The primary responsibility of managers is coping with complexity. They therefore do the following:

  • Plan and budget
  • Set targets and goals for the future
  • Established detailed steps for achieving those goals
  • Allocate resources to support the plans
  • Organize and staff


Leadership and management must be used in balance. Leadership and management are two distinct yet complimentary systems of action, each with its own characteristics and activities. Both are necessary for your success, as well as that of the organization.


Dianne Durkin is president and founder of Loyalty Factor, a specialized consulting and training company that enhances employee, customer and brand loyalty for some of the nation’s most prominent corporations and many smaller businesses. Dianne’s proven expertise lies in helping companies quickly get to the core issues and outlining their impact on the organization’s profits, productivity and people.  www.loyaltyfactor.com