2017 was brutal for a lot of us.
I realize I’ve been trapped in a cycle of outrage over a lack of integrity and empathy and the abuse of power in the public sphere. In the face of near daily forehead-smacking insanity, it's been easy to feel cynical, powerless, even hopeless. But that’s not where I want to be.
So, in this new year, what can I DO about it?
If 2017 was the year of leadership crisis, I declare 2018 the YEAR OF PERSONAL LEADERSHIP.
Here's what I’d like to try ... Starting now, I'm asking myself: "What do I want the world to look like? What do I wish our leaders were doing?" Then, I'm going to be, do and create that.
I am releasing the idea that leadership must be bestowed upon me or that leaders are only those who've been given power.
Instead, I am claiming PERSONAL LEADERSHIP.
I’m pointing the finger at myself (as lovingly as possible? :))
I’ll ask myself these questions:
(Originally posted on LinkedIn - January 2018)