This is an inspiring story by Kerstin Plehwe about female leadership. She has a simple point. Leadership starts from within, based on an authentic and clear focus. This is what Kerstin calls passion and purpose.
What is your passion and purpose, leave comments below.
Some sage advise from British female leaders. Some great insight and a lovely reminder that leaders are human too! I really liked the message of the collaborative and inclusive nature of leadership.
I love this video. Straight to the point. If you want to succeed ensure you have three core business skills on your cv, backed up with experience: (i) strategic assignments, (ii) financial management and (iii) revenue generation. Check it out!
I went to this talk by Lazlo Block in May, quite some time ago (sorry, I tweeted but forgot to blog). It was a close call between seeing Lazlo and going to a gender lecture. In the end, I decided to go to the talk where I knew least about the speaker- to learn new ideas.
I wasn’t disappointed. Lazzlo was full of ideas about work. He is the VP for People Operations at google, so Human Resources. He had a lot to say about his own journey, getting to google and where google is going next. All chronicled in his book Work Rules.
A hugely likeable and charismatic speaker, (he once worked as an actor), but don’t let that fool you, he had some hard hitting messages. My favourites were:
- work really hard. not hard, but super hard. that will cover most things
- work with the best and learn all you can, so you can work hard some more
- leadership is about others not you
- but know why you want to lead, what contribution you want to make and be authentic.