I don’t know about you, but I feel something is being demanded of me, or force is being used, I am immediately reluctant to give it. Increasingly I am coming to believe that the true job of leadership is to cultivate the conditions in which brilliance and people’s best is seen, valued and supported. And this starts with leaders being dedicated to their own journey to liberate their own brilliance and potential. You lead by example, not by demand.Details
The leader as gardener analogy is powerful. You know and trust the innate potential within the seed of an idea, and then skilfully cultivate the conditions for what can naturally happen, to actually happen. Your job as a steward leader is about care rather control, cultivating the conditions that enable both you and your team to willingly give of their best and deliver their best work in service to your clients.Details
Have you spent years, even decades, accumulating insight, understanding and wisdom in your area?
Do you feel a call to pass on what you have learned to help inspire and guide others so they can get to a better place?
But do you go around in circles in your head, driving yourself mad, wondering how you can cram your years of experience and insight into your book?
Do you find yourself going around in circles, getting frustrated and unable to break out, and not able to clearly see what you actually want to be saying and how to structure all you know?
Do you end up feeling lost and overwhelmed, and needing to lie down with a damp flannel or your forehead so you can calm down?
Its tempting to think that because we have achieved something, or had a particular experience, then we are automatically equipped to be an expert or a guide on that experience.
We need to reflect, to ponder, to ask ourselves questions or be willing to be interrogated in supportive ways.With someone else’s help, what was always there, but just outside our consciousness, can suddenly emerge and we can clearly see it.Details
Your best work is your place of healthy self-awareness and authentic power with people, at the top of your game, using your power for good. It is not a place of grandiosity, but is you in your grandeur. It is delivering what you are really good at and enjoy. The essence of you, who you are being, your humanity and even your unique flavour of genius shines through your best work. Your best work comes from you, and some of it comes through you. You bring the light.Details
One friend, Jane, said to me, “When are you going to write the book about what you’ve learned from your dementia journey with your mum? I really need to read it!” That galvanised me into action.Details
Saying yes to the adventure of my own life and winning back my heart (I orginally posted this in 2015 on another blog platform, and i had never received so many responses to anything i have ever published. I published it again after posting this recently: https://iamnickwilliams.com/inspiration/what-is-the-point-of-carrying-on/ “A good life is one hero’s journey after…Details