Sunday, May 1, 2016

The 5 marks of Authentic Leadership*

When I was writing on the "A" for the LEADER series, I found this article which I had to share...and I added pictures


Many people have written on what it means to be a leader. Almost everyone identifies influence as the primary characteristic. By definition, this means that leadership and position are two different things. You can have a title, and a position of power, but this does not mean that you are a leader. Even people without these things can exert influence and thus leadership.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dress up

I found these 3 statements when looking through my old notes:

Clothes should skim, not cling.

Avoid a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear.

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
 
I've written about the 1st and last points* so want to keep this piece short & sweet.

So I'll wrap this up with 3 more statements made by men:

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.  ~Epictetus


You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. ~ Zig Ziglar


Bottom-line:
If there is one thing I know about dressing properly, it's all a sign of self-respect...
Let me see how you dress and I can tell if you have self-respect.



*For further reading
http://empowered-women-excel.blogspot.ca/2012/08/dress-essence.html


http://empowered-women-excel.blogspot.ca/2012/03/dress-sense.html


http://empowered-women-excel.blogspot.ca/2012/03/essence-of-dress-sense.html


http://empowered-women-excel.blogspot.ca/2012/09/next-size-please.html
http://mrs-pastor-and-pastor-mrs.blogspot.com/2013/09/power-full-dressing.html
http://mrs-pastor-and-pastor-mrs.blogspot.com/2013/08/mrs-pastor-vs.html


Friday, April 1, 2016

Ambition is not sufficient

As we start the 2nd Quarter, it's a good time to assess how Q1 went and what we look forward to in the months to come. In other words, let's assess our "ambition."

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

L.E.A.D.E.R.

The last letter in this word is definitely not the least - it actually is the cornerstone of great leadership if you ask me. "R" stands for "Respect" - which I'm sure you know is earned not demanded...

With all that has been said about Respect, I sincerely believe that: "There is no respect for others without humility in one's self."*

Humility is such a powerful attribute for Leaders.
Respect isn't as much about what you call people as "how" you call them. There are several visible forms of Respect but the invisible ones are more important, more "apparent" & appreciated more...by many - very many.

With a slightly different take to it, Bryant H. McGill said
"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."
Looks like we've just come full-circle. Yes, a respectful leader is a good listener.**

References:
* Henri Frederic Amiel