"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence."
-- Sheryl Sandberg
"Leadership, like life, is largely a matter of paying attention."
-- James A. Autry
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
-- Winston Churchill
"It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you down, it's the pebble in your shoe."
-- Muhammad Ali
"Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things."
-- Peter Drucker
Learning to fly
Leadership today is a paradox... A leader stands up to be clearly seen as the organisation on its best day. And also steps aside, encouraging the next generation to create a future that the leader couldn't even imagine...
A leader is curious about the unknown, but confidently decisive when the situation demands it...
A leader is the first to put a hand up, but generous with the credit...
A leader is an easygoing member of the team, but has the grit to keep shooting for the moon...
More than anything a leader needs to be able to move effortlessly between these states, self-aware, recognising what's needed...
Being able to see, understand and deal effectively with other people's perspectives is at the heart of successful leadership. Some people are born with it. Most of us need to learn it.
I’ve worked in a diverse variety of executive roles so I understand well the challenge of forging an unconventional career — and how rewarding it is when you succeed. As a co-active coach, I work with leaders and founders who want to understand their leadership style better, and make more of it in their professional and personal lives.