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Lead from Everywhere: The John Cook Theory of Leadership

April 17, 2014

You lead from everywhere … Engaging with your team, creating a firestorm of excitement.

You lead from everywhere … Affirming, becoming an advocate for other’s success.

You lead from everywhere … Influencing, making good things happen.

We are not only called to be leaders, but it is expected of us.

  • Responsible
  • Accountable
  • Accessible
  • Doing the right things even when it is difficult

People are watching us.

The John Cook Theory of Leadership:

Do the best you can while you still have the chance

Pause, Clarify, Define, and Deploy: Take a personal inventory. Gain new perspective. Act on your defining moments.

Obstacles What is wearing me down?

What is my top challenge?

Where do I need personal breakthrough?

Defining Moment …

Connections Who do I need to connect with?

A mentor, A colleague, a trusted advisor?

Defining Moment …

Best Practices What is my incredible (Best Practices)?

How can that help me where I am today?

Defining Moment …

Goals What goal(s) have put off?

What drives me?

What goal(s) do I need to set?

Defining Moment …

An Action Plan How do I lead from everywhere?


Affiliations Audits & Achievements