Essentials of Leading: Powerful Responsibility

by Dwayne Kilbourne on September 25, 2011

We all walk this earth for a reason, and we all enjoy many different powers. Each of us has a power or influence over another person, and each of us is influenced by other powerful people. Most of us know many of the powers we have while others might not see some. Certainly, each of […]


Essentials of Leading: Accountability

by Dwayne Kilbourne on June 25, 2010

All of us have decisions that we make on a minute-by-minute basis. Some of these decisions are much larger in scope and influence than others. Some affect just you, your family, or your company while other decisions reach a much broader level of influence, affecting many more lives. With every decision comes a reaction – […]

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Essentials of Leading: Active Listening

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 26, 2010

Successful, two-way communication is truly a key to anyone’s success. When it comes to leading, possibly no other trait is as powerful as listening. Scratch that – listening is really not enough. Instead, leaders need to be active participants in the listening process. As the former leader of Chrysler, Lee Iacocca, notes in his autobiography […]

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Essentials of Leading: Set The Example

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 28, 2010

There are managers, and then there are leaders. We should not confuse the two; while leaders do manage, not all managers lead. Of course, one of the best ways to lead a tribe is to do so by setting the example. Leading from the front takes courage, but it can really make all the difference […]


Essentials of Leading: Taking Risks

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 21, 2010

Leading is a difficult challenge, and leading takes many different forms, but I feel that there are a few traits common to most leaders. One of those is the art of taking a risk! As Leo F. Buscaglia once famously said… “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. […]