A recent workshop participant of mine shared that he had been asking his colleagues for feedback about the image he was conveying at work. He decided he wanted to be more strategic in creating the brand impression he intended. To determine what adjustments he might need to make, the best thing for him was to ask the people who saw him daily.
I spent last weekend immersed in a course entitled “Get Out of Your Own Way” that has me feeling recharged and invigorated about life. Having a different perspective of expanding on who I am inspires me and taking fear, that shows up in my life, along for the ride feels empowering.
I saw the movie, Iron Lady, a while back and it gave me a different perspective of Margaret Thatcher as a woman. She was a wife, a mother, AND a political leader. She was strong, certain and determined.
As a new leader, it is so exciting to be heading off to your first major conference. You will be interacting with other leaders in your industry, perhaps from all over the world! You are bound to be a bit nervous although also looking forward to making connections. And of course, you definitely want to make a good first impression.
Ever have someone speak to you in a foreign language you don’t know and they expect you to understand what they are saying?
When you are given an opportunity to shine at work do you get excited and begin to think how you can hit it out of the park or, do you get a bit nervous and begin to second-guess your abilities to succeed?
Knowing there are twenty-four hours we get in a day, it is essential to think of the hacks that will provide you with more of what you need. This requires discipline in blocking time to think!
David Allen, a productivity consultant who is best known for his book, Getting Things Done said, “The problem isn’t time… it’s space.”
Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
I believe the same idea applies to achieving your goals.
“Remarkable is defined as ‘worthy of attention’. It is packed with the small details and actions that make a difference for others.”
“I’m going to speak candidly.” That’s a signal to expect a transparent and impartial message—without judgmental undercurrents. Candour, delivered with care, is a skill leaders can use to add value and gain respect.