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Chamber OnAir with Kendra Wilburn, The Chamber Alliance Leadershp

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Join Joanne Westwood of Westwood Virtual Associates and her guest Kendra Wilburn, Leadership Development Director for the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance -- Leadership is the ability to mobilize others by combining the analytical side of a vision with the passion of shared values, through creating something really meaningful to the people being led. Leadership is a lot like conducting an orchestra; the conductor unifies performers, sets the tempo, executes clear preparations and beats, and listens critically to shape the sound of the ensemble. To accomplish this artistic task the conductor must relinquish their own power and awaken the possibilities in the ensemble. In today’s environment, “top down” management doesn’t work anymore. Employees want to be more fully engaged, and committed to what they are doing. They want to feel as if their work matters. Because of these higher expectations, it's vital for leaders to know how to inspire vision, passion, and confidence in the people they're leading. When people work alongside a truly authentic leader, they'll often give their whole hearts and minds to the cause. In these situations, the leader has created loyalty throughout an organization, resulting in higher morale and greater possibility.

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