Women as leaders

There has never been more talk about women as leaders than in the past year. This is not only leadership roles in the corporate world but in many areas, be it social, economic or personal. We all know who is behind the movement triggered by the pay gap within big corporations such as the BBC. Women lead the MeToo movement to put a stop to the social "norm" of keeping quiet after being harassed or assaulted. In their personal lives, women continue to take the lead in running their home and family. They contribute to leading their community - even if they do not work or earn money - through volunteering and charity work. But my point isn't to demonstrate how women are better than men or one-up

Self-reflection for leaders

As a leader you evaluate and coach your team members to improve productivity and reach a higher potential. But do you take time to evaluate yourself through self-reflection? Self-reflection allows for an increased awareness of problematic performance traits and the ability to develop solutions on how to adjust those aspects of your leadership style. Just as you would develop a performance plan for an employee you can develop one for yourself and never stop increasing your leadership capacity. When you don’t take the time for your own self-reflection, you are essentially saying you are perfect as a leader and you no longer need to develop. This not only hurts you and your career, but you le

Empowerment through forgiveness

Forgiveness is arguably the most difficult act we can show another human being. But, and most importantly, it is an act of self-love and compassion. And that is why we should strive for it. Even if the offending person does not deserve to be forgiven, we are worth more than being trapped in the cycle of grudge and revenge which will ultimately cost us our health and well-being. How forgiveness at work will have a positive impact Many of us have had colleagues or bosses who have acted in a despicable manner. I have had my fair share of them in the hyper competitive and macho aerial sports industry. Throughout my twenty-year career as a pilot, there have been countless people who seemed to hav

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