Today’s Leadership Insights

As previously mentioned, finding your own personal leadership style requires some self-discovery.  Julie Bawden Davis – posted a blog a couple of days ago titled “What the best leaders know about themselves.” https://www.openforum.com/articles/what-the-best-leaders-understand-about-themselves/?extlink=of-syndication-sb-p

In this blog – she captures some of the fundamental questions that you need to know about yourself.  The interesting thing is – while these things are something that impact our actions – we may not have formally articulated them in our own minds, or in words – be it oral or written in a journal. 

If a friend or interviewer were to ask you – “What energizes you about your work?” – Could you immediately come up with an articulate coherent answer?  Do you have your elevator speech ready for this one?  

If you wrote the answer down today – would it change as you thought about it over the next week?  I would suggest that you try it and see what happens.  Of course as we grow and hit different stages of life – there will be some modification to how we answer each of these questions – but fundamentally there is a sense of what drives you personally.  How you approach the world – your fundamental self.

We need to nurture and understand that fundamental self.  We need to feed it.  We need to allow it to grow and expand.  We need to know what hurts or kills it.  This type of exercise helps you focus on those things. 

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