In my last blog, I asked you to think about good and bad leaders you've had in your life.
You will be highlighting the qualities you'd like to emulate and noting how not to be.
Does that give you ‘your’ blueprint?
Let me take you back even further, to the many and varied experiences you’ve had earlier in life. From family life and things that happened, to the stories that were told about you or to you. As kids we are like sponges, we don’t miss a trick, and then there’s school and our early careers.
For example, my careers teacher, when I said I wanted to work with people, literally laughed at me, saying: “Come back when you have something serious to talk about.”
She said this to me because it wasn’t the conventional answer about a university! But...despite this, I'm now running my own business and getting enjoyment every day from doing what I’m great at and very proud of...developing leaders.
Can you identify key moments or stories that might have shaped you in some way?
- Experiences that spurred you on or have driven you
- Situations which may have had a more profound effect on you than you realised
- Do you remember when any of them happened, how you felt or reacted?