Exceptional leaders are committed to continuously growing and developing leadership skills. Start leading from a place of transparency, curiosity, and a clear vision.
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” — Meryl Streep
You may have the most inspiring story on the block, but you must walk the talk daily to create inspiration. The story you have about your job and how you show up each day is critical to becoming an exceptional leader.
Does Your Story Build Trust & Credibility?
“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”— Michelle Obama
Does worrying send you down a rabbit hole? Are you always expecting the worst? Does worrying create a negative outlook on your life? Your emotional and physical health can be damaged by constantly worrying. A recent study found that Millennials spend 63 days of the year stressed out. One way to deal with worry is to shift into solutions.
“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” -Tina Fey
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”— Maya Angelou
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway." — Eleanor Roosevelt
Dominant, influencer, steady, and conscientious are 4 styles of communication. Most people tend to use a blend of two styles; this combination determines how you communicate. Each style favors a certain way of listening, reacting, making choices, and solving problems. Get some simple ideas on skill work to become a better communicator.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright
As we age it is important to keep an open mind and challenge ourselves, providing new opportunity, continued growth, and endless possibilities. Which leads us to ask ourselves paramount questions such as: what mountain, hobby, or marathon will you conquer in your later years?
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." — Julia Child
Are you aware that only 8% of goal-setters complete their goals?
What do they do differently that 92% of us are missing out on?
“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes
“Because no matter how small an act of kindness or generosity or simple positivity you put out into the world, it will make a difference.”
— Wonder Woman
You are being presented with a choice: change or repeat. If you choose to repeat, your days will be presented with the same situations and drama. If you make the choice to change, you will be thrust outside your comfort zone to crack open what is no longer serving you.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” - Maya Angelou
"Andrew Higgins is the man who won the war for us." General Eisenhower