Leadership Vocabulary

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  1. guidance
    the act of showing the way
    If I see a group crowding around a computer screen having a debate, I’ll go over and give some guidance.
    —New York Times Apr 18, 2015
  2. initiative
    readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    These efforts were welcomed, and in fact, greatly appreciated as we highly valued the level of initiative that was being demonstrated.
    —Forbes Apr 22, 2015
  3. stewardship
    the position of someone who manages the affairs of others
    I look forward to seeing how the magazine will continue to grow under her stewardship.
    —Scientific American Apr 9, 2015
  4. auspices
    kindly endorsement and guidance
    They appear under the auspices of Voices of Freedom, a lunchtime concert series honoring Black History Month.
    —New York Times Feb 6, 2014
  5. advocacy
    active support of an idea or cause
    The meetings with the advocacy group were to discuss legislation, issues and opportunities to "partner on," Angelo said.
    —Reuters Apr 22, 2015
  6. aegis
    kindly endorsement and guidance
    And under the aegis of newscasts, it undoubtedly picked up credibility along the way.
    —Washington Post, September 5, 2014
  7. mentor
    a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    Engaging mentors and coaches is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself.
    —Forbes Apr 17, 2015
  8. sagacious
    skillful in statecraft or management
    Her work is replete with valuable information, while its perpetual good humor, sagacious observation, and sound common sense, sustain an unflagging interest in its perusal.
  9. steadfast
    marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    There is always a steadfast march towards progress.
    —BBC Feb 27, 2015
  10. perspicacious
    acutely insightful and wise
    Delivered economically, her judgments are not only clever but perspicacious, humane, and, for the most part, convincing.
    —Slate Apr 5, 2013
  11. perceptive
    of or relating to awareness via the senses
    In the case of helping other individuals, Klein has perceptive stories of how one person’s insight or hunch helped another through a problem.
    —Forbes Mar 30, 2015
  12. intuitive
    spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
    "He had a brilliant intuitive feel for American politics and you can't teach that; you can't teach how to be a great politician."
    —US News Apr 10, 2015
  13. discerning
    having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
    This audience, responsive and discerning, rained extra approval on every moment deserving of it.
    —New York Times Mar 4, 2015
  14. foster
    help develop, help grow
    Someone is more likely to help you and foster your development if he or she sees potential and your desire to improve.
    —US News Apr 22, 2015
  15. cultivate
    foster the growth of
    Exponential improvement requires you to successfully cultivate a positive feedback loop around your users.
    —Forbes Apr 16, 2015

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