Thought-full Thursday: Practicing Leadership


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. Bret Simmons has one of my favorite blogs. Although I may not always agree with his views, they always make me think…..and sometimes change what I think. Today’s quote is directly from his blog called appropriately, Bret L. Simmons (well worth your subscribing, by the way), and his post called Leadership is a Choice.

So take five and enjoy the quote and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are always welcome!


“….leaders are those that engage in the process of leadership. “Am I practicing leadership?” is a more important and less ambiguous question to me than “am I the leader?”” ~ Bret Simmons

  • Are you engaged in the process of leadership?
  • What does it mean to you to practice leadership? What do you practice?


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Mary Jo Asmus is the founder and President of Aspire Collaborative Services LLC, an executive coach, writer, internationally recognized thought leader, and a consultant who partners with organizations of all kinds to develop and administer coaching programs. She has “walked in your shoes” as a former leader in a Fortune company.


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