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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Cultivate the leader in you with Gabrielle Bernstein

This is a great 90 minute video training about authentic leadership. Gabriel looks at leadership through the lens of spirituality. This may be, or may not be ‘your thing’- that said, I feel you could swap out the lexicon of spirituality with that of your own and the message will be the same: if you’re called to lead – lead. There are also some practical tips for those who are action oriented. The ‘take homes’ for me in this very engaging video are:

  • Lead yourself first, inspire you
  • Be authentic
  • Deal with your own challenges
  • Trust your intuition
  • Be grateful for what you have now
  • Be specific in your messages
  • Cultivate your core audiences
  • Lead from where you are

Enjoy!