My leadership philosophy is simple – to inspire you to blossom and draw the best out of yourself and others
I love working with leaders who love to offer their inspired leadership. The purpose of inspired leadership is to encourage people to be their best Selves and do their best work, what they were born to do.
It starts with you as a leader – how you lead yourself – do you feel free to do your best work? Are you able to be your true Self?
I think one of the control purposes of leadership is simply this: to draw the best out of yourself and to draw the best out of the people in your business, family or community.
Personally, I think that inspiration is talking to you, right now, inviting you to grow and to blossom into your leadership and the next chapter of your leadership. And mostly you are likely to resist that invitation, and often you don’t even know how or why you are resisting it.
These are the ideas that underpin my philosophy :
1. The most effective leadership is not founded on the fear of punishment but the desire to draw the best out of yourself and to draw the best out of the people in your business, family or community – to be in service to yourself and others.
2. There is a big difference between being in the position of being a leader and offering leadership, which we can all do on moment by moment basis, and requires no formal position.
3. You are inherently and innately both resourceful and powerful and able to offer leadership, with or without a position.
4. You have unique gifts and talents that will bring you joy and benefit others, and your purpose here is to bring yourself and your own gifts to full blossoming.
5. You may well experience resistance and fear to showing up with the best of you – and there is something in you more powerful than your resistance. You can illuminate many of the hidden ways you may be resisting your inspiration.
6. Inspired leadership is about your openness, honesty and even sharing your vulnerability – this creates resonance and builds trust – sometimes the greatest challenges and difficulties you have overcome are what gives birth to your leadership and draws others to you.
7. You may need to help and support of others to draw the best out of you – you may not be able to blossom fully on your own. You need the nutrients of “believing mirrors,” encouragement, validation and often 1:1 coaching conversations.
8. Inspiration is the highest quality fuel for your blossoming into your leadership – much more than trying to motivate yourself or be tough on yourself. You can’t flog or punish the best out of yourself – you can nurture it and develop your healthy Self-love and self-championing.
9. Leadership can be lonesome – often you are giving a lot, supporting a lot, navigating in uncertain waters, and can do with people to support, encourage, appreciate and nourish you.
10. Leadership is not an escape from how you feel about yourself, it can easily magnify how you feel about yourself – either helpfully or less helpfully. Visible leadership makes you very visible and can be exposing, so can trigger and magnify your “bad” feelings so inspirational leadership is about learning to handle your own feelings and inner landscape effectively and maturely.