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Leadership

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Leadership.  An intimidating word!  You’ve been hearing your whole life that you should be a leader, not a follower.  But what does being a leader really mean?

Leaders inspire others.  They can identify a problem before it gets out of control. They find a way to connect with others and take them where they need to be.  They are the decision makers.  They show their leadership through results, not talk.  And they know how to achieve goals. A really great leader motivates people to do things they didn’t even know they wanted to do and leaves them with a feeling of personal accomplishment.  They let others shine.

In this world where we are too often more interested in taking the credit then accomplishing the goal, it is difficult to be a good leader.  It’s hard to put the objective ahead of ourselves and let others get the praise.  But if it was easy, everyone would do it. 

John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  SDA embodies this sentiment by providing an opportunity for both to all members.  Who has inspired you?  What leadership role are you motivated to try next?  

Wendy Callahan is the Director of Financial Analysis

with Davis Brody Bond LLP in New York, NY


Tags:  Leader  Leadership  SDA  Society for Design Administration 

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Sarah Wallace, FSDA, LEED Green Associate says...
Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2015
I've been inspired by many people :
- my former boss, Carol Richard
- Diane Monroe, Atlanta Chapter
- Deborah Gill
- and my husband !
Just to name a few - my list could go on and on....
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Monica Hodges, CDFA says...
Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2015
I too have been inspired by many, mainly my boss and husband, but I think what meant the most was the encouragement from the executive committee members, past and present. Through them, I have learned that every member has something to offer and taking on a leadership role brings out your strengths and builds confidence.
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