Great leaders are givers—but in an effort to give more, do more and be more, many put their own needs on the back burner. They make health a variable, sacrifice presence in relationships and put off the things that put energy in. We’ve all experienced the horrible fallout of this choice and intellectually understand we shouldn’t make it. Yet we continue.
The moment you step up to true leadership is the moment you decide to no longer tolerate obstacles. You become an alchemist, deeply committed to transforming anything that stands in your way. A talented leader sees obstacles as impermanent and is an expert at clearing the way to success for themselves and their organization. Some of the trickiest roadblocks to remove are those on the inside—the self-inflicted obstacles.
Everyone understands why businesses need a solid brand — it distinguishes the company and conveys its essence. But brands are not just for big companies. The people who take the time to build their personal brand stand out in a crowd of talent. >What really differentiates you is not your title, your credentials or your resume, it’s the experience of YOU.