Imagine your gravitas as an internal light bulb, the more confident, the more energy and the more authentic you become, the brighter that light shines. This light then emits from your body, through everything you say and do to create a powerful presence.
So let’s focus on becoming successful, in whatever we are doing, rather than being successful. Success is not a destination but the journey we are on. The growth is in the struggle, the learning is in the endeavour. Let’s also remember that we set our own goals and determine our own success criteria.
I am proud to be a woman and I love the different facets of my identity. My relationships with other women make me the woman I am today. I consider myself very lucky to have so many strong, phenomenal women in my life looking out for me.
But how has my height shaped me as a leader?
I know myself, my values and my purpose. I know how to bring a vision to life, to build momentum, by leveraging my network. I know I am a positive role model in my passionate commitment to strategic action to serve others.
I hope that by sharing my story I can reassure you that it will be okay, you will rise again, like a phoenix.
It is an interesting lens through which to review your leadership identity. I have reflected on different stages of my career and who I have leaned on.
This book brings to life 8 step leadership change model, from 2007, through the story of a colony of emperor penguins.