Very often we find ourselves in a role, or promoted, and we feel like an imposter, we are wearing a mask. Whilst we may know how to do our role, if we are expected to lead a team, work effectively alongside different peers, departments – and manage upwards, it can be tough.
In this day and age, with celebrity news, YouTube adverts, Instagram images… it’s easy to think that success often happens ‘overnight’. However sometimes ‘overnight’ has meant several years of hard work, and what we see is the end result.
I’ve written about both these subjects before but not together. Vulnerability is a key aspect of being an authentic leader and allowing your colleagues and teams to see the real you.
I thought I would tackle the issue of vulnerability in this blog and how it can be a source of strength. Vulnerability is something I have struggled with in the past and had to master and continue to do so – particularly in my personal life.
Business and marketing mentors and coaches talk about being authentic and being unique in business, but what does this really mean?
For many of us, the public holidays are approaching for Easter Break and thank goodness I hear some of you cry! Whilst for many of us, it may be a reason to over-indulge on the chocolate front, for many of us it’s a few days to relax and unwind, spend time with our families and friends, and/or go away for a few days.
This is a subject that is close to my heart so I felt it was a good time to write a blog on it – call it therapy. We will all experience times in our lives when people ‘let us down’.
1970 Steve Wozniak was working for Hewlett-Packard. Steve Wozniak initially designed the Apple 1 PC while working at Hewlett-Packard and he offered it to them, on first refusal to his work. They declined to take up the offer!
Have you encountered troublesome individuals in your work environment? The troublesome individual that you need to manage every day can be your supervisor or your partner or your subordinate or client or group pioneer or any other individual.
With a specific end goal to get what you need in life and work, you need to get into the habit of asking for it. Be that as it may, many people don’t ask directly for what they need.