All posts tagged: Leadership

How wide is your capacity to be with others?

You are a high performer, a director, a manager, an executive or entrepreneur. You give your all, work hard and deal with people all day, everyday. They all want your guidance, your attention and a piece of you. They all come from different backgrounds with a variety of skills and personalities. You either love them all too much and spread yourself thin or are on the verge of losing it, getting pulled in multiple directions. You even wake up some days wondering how you will deal with all of them again. You want a break and recognition. If only you had it your way, everything would be so much better. Perhaps. Unless you are into dictatorship, having it your way all the time is not a sustainable path to getting ahead in your career. By ruling out people who do not think like you or blaming your performance or results on others, you will find your effectiveness in leadership suffering. One thing I notice all of the greatest leaders we love have in common, is …

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 …

How much do your choices dictate your results?

It is not rare that I will be out cooking in or eating out and have people say “why don’t you eat this, it won’t kill you” or “you do not need to loose weight” etc. What most of people fail to see about choosing a lifestyle is that it is just a choice and when it comes to succeeding, getting ahead and leading by example, you have to be consistent. It is by being consistent with our choices that we move better, faster and get results. Do I want my heart pump like crazy and feel sleepy an hour later because I ate too much sugar or do I want to feel energized throughout my day so I can keep focusing on positively impacting more lives? Choice. Choice beats discipline and turns willingness into actions. We are parents, leaders, friends, business owners, executives, high performers, change agents and so on. We are busy and on a mission. There are some days and areas of our lives that we go for easy and that is …