I am a highly creative and skilled in my area of expertise. I am also a confident leader – able to talk knowledgeably about my leadership and topics at hand related to my industry.
Starting with the program, I thought this is just another thing I need to do and what is expected of me to be a leader. To be honest, inside I was not that amped to be in this program. I thought I had everything under control – me, me, me….
I realised after the first session and completing the awareness questionnaire, that this is a program that will challenge my way of thinking, both personally and in business. It made me feel uncomfortable and excited at the same time.
My stubbornness to change obstructed the path of greater growth and development as a leader and husband. I always thought it will work itself out some day. To my detriment… but in the past months, it was amplified to reconsider change to my way of working, living and ultimately, my approach to health.
By expanding beyond my pride and desire to please , I’m open and vulnerable, an enabler for the team to learn, grow and develop.
As a result of my omnipresence, we develop an ability to be with failure and learn, ultimately pushing the creative boundaries.
I am more confident in my role as leader at the office, as well as in my home. I realised, through confidence, honesty and openness to failure, I am vulnerable, but more authentic in my approach and leadership. This resonates with the team and I believe, somehow comforts them to allow me to lead.
I am more organised, level-headed, calm and mature in my thinking and as a developing leader.
I feel that as a leader, my communication has to be clear and direct, more timeous considering the team’s efficiency and respecting their time.
The process and program changed my perspective on value, how to be valued and being valuable to the team and business. It enabled me to learn, grow and develop, and challenge myself to continue and be more confident in my role. I now think and approach leadership differently. I am excited about the future of my leadership…