Leadership through vulnerability

Recently a LinkedIn post really caught my eye. It was a photograph of a female military pilot on a stage about to give a speech. So far, nothing special... However, her young son had decided that he didn't want to sit next to his dad in the crowd but rather sit on his mum's lap on the stage. In the caption, the pilot said she felt awkward and wondered how her male counterparts would perceive and judge her. In the end, she decided to show her human side and allowed her son to stay with her. The result is even more powerful than if she had only presented her professional side because, as it turns out, we are moved by vulnerability much more than a plethora of hard skills. Why it matters to lea

Managing Expectations

We all have expectations in our lives: work, relationships, what we want out of life and who we want to become, what we expect of our children, their schools and other institutions, even what we expect from our governments. One key to happiness lies within the management of the expectation of people, circumstances and events. Often, we tend to believe that the way we treat others will be the way we are treated in return. However, this is seldom the case. If we do not have expectations, we can never be disappointed. Even though most of us know that, we still fall short. We need to make sure we enter into relationships or tackle a situation with the knowledge of what we expect of ourselves, se

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