"Lead, Learn & Live Abundanlty"

LA Harris, INC.

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Principles for Male & Female Relationships - Dr. Myles Munroe. This will help both men and woman move from where they are to where they need to be….in relationship!

Be blessed!

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I believe the SEVEN LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES are so simple that this is why we sometimes miss them. Read below:

1)     Figure out who you are: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually                                                                                                    

2)   Embrace change, innovation, and conflict                                                                           

3)   Use your Gifts to make a contribution to others                                                                

4)   Accept and seek “not being perfect, right and always correct” so you can be a student of life and life lessons                                                                                               

5)    Ask yourself difficult questions so you earn the right to do the same of others                                                                                                      

6)   Speak encouragement, opportunity, truth, love and “life” to yourself and to ALL those around you from the person who cleans your house or office to someone categorized as “important”                                                                                                   

7)    When you operate in your Purpose you are a servant…..Servant Leader. Seven is the number for completion. When you become an excellent servant leader then you are complete!

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What does Title & Position mean to a TRUE leader?

Title = access and Position = opportunity. Both only have value if they are extended to others. To receive the gift of a job, new career, upgrade in title, expanded work responsibilities, more exposure, etc…. is a gift and a responsibility. We do not receive these gifts to hold them tight in our hands, to hoard them, to gloat or look down upon others. We receive them so we can find ways to reach out, reach over, bend down, pick up, extend our arms, open our hearts, open our eyes, step beyond what looks-feels-speaks and acts like us, to breath out and to embrace the truth of our gift…our leadership! True leaders know these gifts to others build legacy. These steps are like the ripples in the water. It is what makes the “dash” between birth and death meaningful. Extend your “access” to others so they can create “opportunities”  for people you may never know but will forever change their lives!

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Power of Change & Acceptance

Several weeks ago I delivered a seminar in Change Management. I recently received the feedback and was impacted by a few written comments. Participants wrote “trust and believe in myself”, “no fear” and “be the leader of change”. I am moved and motivated by these outstanding women and what they learned. I decided to look for a quote ….hoping to continue that inspiration. Marianne Williamson sums it up!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

American Author

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Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

Great article by Vineet Nayar for HBR. 

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.

I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a complicated issue, so we decided to talk the next day. I thought long and hard, and came up with three tests that will help you decide if you’ve made the shift from managing people to leading them.

Counting value vs Creating value. You’re probably counting value, not adding it, if you’re managing people. Only managers count value; some even reduce value by disabling those who add value. If a diamond cutter is asked to report every 15 minutes how many stones he has cut, by distracting him, his boss is subtracting value.

By contrast, leaders focuses on creating value, saying: “I’d like you to handle A while I deal with B.” He or she generates value over and above that which the team creates, and is as much a value-creator as his or her followers are. Leading by example and leading by enabling people are the hallmarks of action-based leadership.

Circles of influence vs Circles of power. Just as managers have subordinates and leaders have followers, managers create circles of power while leaders create circles of influence.

The quickest way to figure out which of the two you’re doing is to count the number of people outside your reporting hierarchy who come to you for advice. The more that do, the more likely it is that you are perceived to be a leader.

Leading people vs Managing work. Management consists of controlling a group or a set of entities to accomplish a goal. Leadership refers to an individual’s ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward organizational success. Influence and inspiration separate leaders from managers, not power and control.

In India, M.K. Gandhi inspired millions of people to fight for their rights, and he walked shoulder to shoulder with them so India could achieve independence in 1947. His vision became everyone’s dream and ensured that the country’s push for independence was unstoppable. The world needs leaders like him who can think beyond problems, have a vision, and inspire people to convert challenges into opportunities, a step at a time.

I encouraged my colleague to put this theory to the test by inviting his team-mates for chats. When they stop discussing the tasks at hand — and talk about vision, purpose, and aspirations instead, that’s when you will know you have become a leader.


Vineet Nayar is vice chairman of HCL Technologies, an India-based global information technology services company. He is the author of Employees First, Customers Second. Follow Vineet at twitter.com/vineetnayar.