Best Way to Take Charge of a Situation Might Not Be Through Dominance and Direction

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Renowned leadership coach says a supportive role is move effective and comfortable for many.

Countless thousands have been instructed in leadership tactics and techniques based upon the presumption that there is only one way to take charge of a situation, a group or a task. That presumption is that taking charge means assuming a role of dominant directorship. This might not be the only way to take charge, however. Celebrated professional leadership coach, Gayla Hodges, will explain in a February 28 Teleseminar why dominance and direction might not be the best way for many people to take charge of a situation, a task or a group.

Hodges, creator of the Natural Effectiveness™ Philosophy and architect of the Natural Effectiveness Coaching and Natural Effectiveness Teaming methodologies, says, "For many people, the most naturally effective way to take charge is in a supportive rather than a dominating or directing role. For people with these natural personality characteristics, taking charge through supportive activity will be less stressful, less tiring, and far more effective."

"When people force themselves to work or behave in ways that are not natural to them, the result is increased stress, a significant sapping of energy level, and a decreased likelihood of success," says Hodges. "It is only when you understand your Natural Effectiveness™ style - unique to each individual - and learn how to leverage that style in various situations that you becomes truly effective, efficient and successful in leading or achieving goals."

Hodges has launched an impressive schedule of teleseminars stretching into January 2009 in which she will help participants understand what Natural Effectiveness™ is, how to understand their personal naturally effective style, and how to leverage that style in a variety of situations and contexts in order to become more efficient, more effective, and, ultimately, more successful. The second teleseminar, which will be held on February 28, addresses the matter of taking charge.

"There are thousands of people in the world who are unbelievably effective in making things happen, in facilitating group or team efficiency, or of leading without exerting dominance and providing direction as we often understand it," says Hodges. "The disheartening fact about these people," she says, "is that they have been made to believe they are not taking charge, are not leading, and are not making things happen." Too many leadership gurus have convinced people that leadership is exercised through a specific set of tactics and actions. This is simply not true. There are thousands of people who take charge every day through facilitating or supportive actions and activities. They just don't believe they are actually taking charge in this way."

This second teleseminar is for everyone who struggles with the question of how to step up when someone needs to take charge. It is also for those who naturally take charge by assuming dominant roles and want to learn to do so with greater ease and success.

The teleseminar will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. MST. The cost to participate is $99.00. Each participant will also receive an audio recording of the teleseminar in either MP3 download or audio CD format. For more information on this seminar, please visit To learn more about the teleseminar series, please visit Recordings of the introductory overview of Natural Effectiveness™ are available at

About Gayla Hodges and Change Agents, Inc.:
Gayla Hodges is the President and Principal Consultant of Change Agents, Inc., a company that specializes in energizing workforces to achieve strategic goals. She has extensive experience in instituting corporate transformational change. In addition, she coaches executives and managers in Natural Effectiveness™ leadership skills and team building. She is certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation. For more information, visit or call 623-362-3876. For interviews, please call 623-362-3876.


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