In a recent interview with The CEO Magazine, CEO of the Australian-based financial services firm La Trobe Financial Greg O’Neill identified three essential traits of a great leader: authenticity, passion for the job and stakeholder care. All three boil down to the same thing: Showing up 100% as the human being that you are truly.
The Oracle at Delphi has the inscription, ‘Gnothi Seauton’ carved over the entrance, which means “KNOW THYSELF.” How many people can honestly say they do? For centuries, men and women have asked themselves things such as who am I? What do I want? Why am I here? along with a myriad of other seemingly imponderable.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – Proverb When people talk about the ‘gift of gratitude,’ they often assume it only means the act of expressing our thanks to another. What most miss, however, is the gift we receive when we are grateful.
Leaders spend a significant amount of their time thinking about, talking about and planning where they are leading “to”. This includes strategic planning activities, scenario planning, leadership team offsites and stakeholder communication. But they tend to frequently overlook and underinvest in the space “from which” where are they leading. Engaging in personal inquiry and developing.