“Leadership is what you propagate”
On Thursday the 17th of November, in addition to the monthly drinks, TopFem had found Lieke and Esther of the Future Firm willing to give a workshop on authentic leadership. According to the beliefs of both Stephen Covey -whose book is currently inspiring the participants of our Leadership Programme- and the Future Firm, it is very important to know what motivates you, what your goals are for the future and if you are spending your time wisely in order to achieve these goals. The self-knowledge that is acquired by investigating these questions can help you to develop a form of leadership that is based on your own beliefs and values.
During the workshop questions like “what is important in your life?” and “what would you do if you only had a short time left to live?” invited participants to formulate an overview of the things that they value and believe to be important in their lives. Next, these often abstract goals, such as being healthy, were subdivided into concrete steps on which people could actually act upon, like signing up to a gym and eating well. As a final step, all attending had to define the “noise” that was keeping them from actually performing these actions: each of us had to mention a specific thing that we needed to stop doing in order to achieve these goals.
It was striking to discover the similarity of some goals and pitfalls amongst all participants. Personal development and the balance between work hard and play hard were the most often mentioned goals, whereas (social) media, telephones and worrying were considered the most distracting pitfalls. Sharing this information helped to bind the group and created a lot of topics for conversation. Personally, I am very curious whether all of us will be able to actively and consciously achieve the goals that we set for ourselves.
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