(This post is inspired by today's LeaderSHIFT session "Leading You" in St. Paul - by the wise and courageous minds in the room. Thank You!)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Food for Leaders – whether in position or not.
How can u think outside the box if you don’t know what box you're in?
Do you see what others see when you look in the mirror?
How can you lead projects, how can you lead others, if you don't know how to lead yourself?
Do you have the courage to be imperfect, and show it?
What is it that you're holding on to (assumptions, behavior) that was once useful but not anymore?
Did you know that when you’re ‘stuck’, you’re still moving, but in a way that is not getting you anywhere positive?
Do you have enough control over your ego to also be a follower, not just someone who is being followed?
How often do you ask yourself: What if I am totally wrong?
How easily do you give credit for rights and take ownership for wrongs?
Do you realize that leadership starts with you, but it isn’t about you?
Austrian psychiatrist and concentration camp survivor Viktor Frankl
closes this post:
“When we are no longer able to change our situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.”