Leading from the backstage

I frequently read posts on LinkedIn about inspiring and impressive leaders, those we look up to, those we admire for the sheer amount of incredible achievements and skills they have, those whose performance levels are the highest, outshining everyone else around them. While we have a need for inspirational examples like those leaders to follow, if we don't have the space to grow, we will remain in the shadow of great leaders for ever. When top down leadership works There is certainly a time and a place for front line leaders who have more experience than their subordinates and lead from the top down. The military is a perfect example. The hierarchical system plays beautifully there: everyone

Embracing the deep, dark winter as a space for new growth

With the festivities behind us and our New Year's resolutions perhaps just a faint good intention, many of us find ourselves looking at months of gloom ahead. We go back to work where the niceties of the holiday season have been replaced by deadlines and apathetic colleagues. However, this could be an opportunity to create purposefully. Whether you want to put this creativity in your work or a particular project within it, or maybe you would like to put it towards a personal undertaking, this is the moment to be patient and like the winter landscape, let time unravel the bounty that lies hidden away. It's important to think of time and space as intertwined: time is space. So when we allow ou

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