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Relaxed ambition is falling back into this trust that life is benevolent and that each step along the way is bringing us closer to realising ourselves.
There is such an emphasis these days on self-management, interdependence, and personal leadership, but not always enough pauses around conversations on what that really means. The lack of this ongoing dialogue results in a presumption that everyone is on the same page, but are they?
How do you assess yourself as a leader, as a contributor, or your professional development? Do you do some kind of review? And I don’t mean the traditional annual appraisal.
Our ego is mostly subconscious but comes out through the voice inside our heads. Approving or disapproving of our actions or reactions, and those of others. How do you know when your ego is talking?
The importance of gratitude is everywhere. On every platform there’s advice on keeping a journal, counting your blessings, happiness from within etc. But what about being grateful at work?
Extensive research has been done to understand the drivers behind excellence in leadership. Indicators from earlier studies show initiative, persistence, sociability and willingness to accept the consequences of decisions as important.
There is this fantastic opportunity to follow your passion and purpose. But you do nothing. Waiting to be recognised and invited won’t take you anywhere. And you ask: How can I get out of this trap? Show up and ask for what you want.
As women we often find ourselves in situations where we take care of others. What we are not taught is that only by taking care of ourselves first it does allow us to sustainably take care of others. And this is about loving oneself.
The lists of powerful women are growing. Female leaders are emerging as collaborative, inclusive, ready to make the tough calls and shake up the status quo. Power is not a gift given to anyone. It’s a mountain to climb. And yet, when it’s in sight these women are grabbing it with both hands and using it to make change happen. Sisters are doing it for themselves, and long may it continue.
Ideally, you’re reading this guide with the sea’s water gently lapping at your feet and the sun caressing your face. Indulge in the ritual of reflecting to give yourself the gift of being able to see how far you’ve come, where your wings will carry you next, and how you keep evolving along the way.