Leadership at Yale

So where have I been? Because it’s been ages. Two words: America and Canada. I’ll come onto Canada later. Today we start with America.

In October I had the most amazing time in New Haven, about an hour from New York. I went to Yale University  to study Leadership. I met some amazing women from around the world; Ghana, Austria, France, California, Mexico, United Emirates… and the list go on. It was truly  humbling.

I learnt a lot. In fact my action plan has 63 entries.  There was however,  one binding lesson running through all the topics. Weather we were discussing  negotiation, decision making, giving feedback,  innovation or crisis management.

I learnt that good leadership has nothing to do with you and your own personal needs. It’s about being in service to your team  and, the objectives of the organisation. Nothing to do with you!  Not one bit. Being a leader means to serve others. Full stop.

Enjoy!

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WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Leibovitz

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After queuing for over an hour, we finally got in. While very busy, the portraits were stunning. Above are a couple of shots. If the exhibition comes to a city near you, do try and see them. You will get a chance to see photos from one of the most iconic photographer of our age.

The exhibition kicked off in London and will be shown in  Tokyo, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York and Zurich.

I was quite taken by what to me seemed to me to be a study of women’s leadership. The photos showed women who lead at the grass roots, in the social sciences, politics, business, science, arts and philanthropy. Really powerful stuff.

Enjoy!

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