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Leadership Blog: Leading With Legacy

Leadership Blog: Leading With Legacy


Oct 27, 2017
Nonprofits

What do you mean I have to coach all the time?!?!

I am a leader. And for me leadership means so much. I lead as a new partner in a CPA and consulting firm. I lead people, projects, and lasting impacts for the legacy of the firm. I lead me. I lead those who are more tenured than I am as they transition into retirement. And I lead the next generation of leaders, who will not lead the same way the generations before them have led. That’s a lot of leading—right?!?!

Confused yet? Because some days I am. 

No worries, I have a go-to suggestion—coaching. I love the coaching part of my job. And coaching is my go-to as a leader. Telling adults what to do is fruitless; it may work for a while, but eventually it’s a long, uphill battle. So I prefer to coach. 

My first “aha!” when it came to coaching (and I will share many more through this blog) was that coaching is not an event—you know, a once-a-month thing during scheduled one-on-one meetings.

Coaching is active in every: 

  • Conversation (verbal or written)
  • Action (because actions “speak” louder than words)
  • Decision I make (or don’t make)

When I remember this, my days go better. When I forget this, my days can get muuuuuuuuuch longer. 

Do you have a coaching go-to? Share, please. It’s always great when leaders can learn from others!

Wishing you a great day, and remember . . . Lead with legacy.
Tammy


Tammy Jelinek has over 20 years of experience in working in and with fabulous organizations. This blog will explore what it’s like for her to lead as a woman, as a GenXer, and as a person who truly wants to lead with legacy—meaning she wants to walk her talk. Tammy has trained nationally across the United States, built businesses, coached amazing people, and built a career in the squiggliest path known to man…or in this case, woman. She has a passion for being curious, helping people, and making actions happen. 

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Vacation Brain - DITTO

By Monique Easterling 10/27/2017 12:13:18 AM

Hi Tammy, I really enjoyed reading your story. It sounds so much like something I do. I tried to take some time off recently (stay-cation) and got sick while out. Found myself checking & responding emails and making the attempt to go in. Supervisor recommend I do not go to work. I love your motto to Lead with legacy. I am looking forward to a VACATION away from home & a kid to refresh my mind, body, soul and my HEART- love that one too. Never thought about relaxing my heart. My child really keeps that going. Will keep you posted. Thanks so much for sharing.


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