All posts tagged: High Performance

What can we learn from those we love to hate?

High achievers all had teachers who pushed themselves beyond limits. You know the ones who are borderline inappropriate or go overboard in their approach to teaching? I was watching the movie “Whiplash” on the plane on my way to the British Virgin Islands and I was at the edge of my seat the entire time. There are various ways of being, coaching and mentoring I do not condone however, after watching the movie, I saw so much of how really pushing ourselves separates us from the bunch. Although I strongly believe in the importance of positive reinforcement and use it a lot to develop clients’, friends’ and family’s strengths and confidence, I do agree that the words “good job” said too many times is detrimental to someone’s growth into their highest potential. Would anyone strive for mastery if everything were good enough all the time? What motivates you to push yourself further? What keeps you going? What separates you from the bunch? How do you know you actually are at your highest and best you …

The impact of leaders in action – Are you up for the challenge?

“What. after all. is the purpose of a woman’s life? The purpose of a woman’s life is just the same as the purpose of a man’s life: that she may make the best possible contribution to the generation in which she is living. _ Louise McKinney” This quote kicked off “The Lady Savant Society’s” Lunch & Learn I lead on October 21st about “Elevating your leadership style”. We discussed about what it takes to be a woman leader in what a lot of us see as a male’s driven world. We shared our successes, failures, what we learned about ourselves from all of them, the different contexts in which we come from and what type of leader each of us ought to be in the world. When it comes to leadership and what it entails, saying you are a leader does not make you one. Simon Sinek who I read his “notes to inspire” every morning  quotes “Saying you’re a leader doesn’t make you a leader. Leading makes you a leader.” It is no secret …