He was a man that was never destined to be a leader, and King George VI, the current Queen’s father, struggled with speaking from being a young boy. This was made worse by the pressure he experienced and the fear that he felt regarding speaking in public.
I have been doing what I do with teams and leaders since 1980 and what still gets me out of bed each morning today, is the same as what got me out of bed in 1980.
I love theory and ideas, and I love helping other people understand theory and ideas.
Unfortunately, across the globe many have a delusion and say that executive presence is for seniors, executives or leaders. The truth, it is a strength that is needed at all levels (cleaner to the CEO).
It reeks of BS the line of "Don’t come to me with problems, come with solutions". This line is the easiest way to discourage people from speaking up about the problems they are finding tough to resolve or the ones they have no clue how to solve.
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" Beyond Heroic Leadership "
It is often thought that leading yourself is about sorting out the motivations of your life and doing deep soul searching - on your own. This is an attractive but deeply flawed idea which appeals to the "hero" mentality in all of us.
"These aren't spirit fingers... THESE are spirit fingers!!" is the infamous dialogue from Sparky the coach who conned and scammed the cheerleaders in the popular movie "Bring It On".
Coaching is a respectable profession in any field.