Leadership: How to influence? - Margôt Tesch, Writer

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Next Event
17th August, 2019
1:45 pm - Saturday Afternoon

Rosemary Hill
831 Stanthorpe-Inglewood Road

Come to talk or come simply to listen.

BYO drinks and plate to share

Directions to location:

From Stanthorpe - head towards Texas. Detour to the right toward Inglewood. About 7ks along the road turn left into Rosemary Hill Orchard. Follow the signs to the house.

Rosemary Hill at 1:45 pm for 2:10 start Saturday, August 17, 2019

Nine ladies gathered to share their thoughts on leadership. References were made to some of the content shared over the preceding weeks. Some brought or referred to books they had read or were reading. It was a great afternoon of sharing resources as well as ideas. Below is a summary of notes taken on the day.

Attributes identified for a successful leader 
 
Motive is critical – self-motivated/arrogant leaders will not win the confidence of those they are leading
Should not see themselves are being superior to those they are leading
Leaders must be willing to show their vulnerabilities
Should be willing to do anything they ask their team to do
Must have an attitude of servitude rather than an attitude of dominance
Rather than being motivated to make themselves look good; they should be motivated by wanting to achieve the best possible outcome
Understanding how to motivate growth in those for whom they are responsible
It’s not about ‘the leader; it’s about ‘the team’ and the project at hand.
Be willing to grow themselves and their leadership ability to more effectively lead their team


In what way are we all leaders? 
 
A leader doesn’t have to be the person standing in the front
Some may have a genetic propensity to be a good leader, but leadership can also be learned
Treat others the way you want to be treated
We talked about ‘cleaning up the kitchen’ in a community (such as an office or school environment). Good practices need to be set by the management. Each individual should take responsibility for their own use. Abusing that space is being disrespectful to your teammates. Care for common spaces the way you would care for your home



What challenges do we face personally, to improve our self-leadership?
 
Improve time management skills
Need to accept yourself as a leader
How to manage transition to retirement
Not being afraid to be vulnerable at times
Learning to let go
Developing meditation skills
Believing in yourself
Don’t overthink things
Have the courage to be specific when a problem emerges. Don’t expect others to read your mind.
Learning to be less agreeable and therefore having the courage to assert yourself when it matters.


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