I first became aware of Nick Williams in the summer of 2011, after hearing him speak on Sandy Newbigging’s Freedom for Life online summit. I resonated with his gentle, genuine, down-to-earth manner and felt sufficiently motivated to comment about it on Sandy’s website. I wrote: “I am grateful to Nick Williams for his insight about sharing our gifts with the world. ‘Don’t wait to feel good … [Read more...] about My story of transformation through the power of community
When I first became aware of Nick Williams a couple of years ago, I remember reading that he was running a six-month leadership programme. I was intrigued but thought to myself, "It's not for the likes of me - I'm not a leader." At the time I was happy to stay in the background, dipping my toe in the Inspired Entrepreneur waters by attending evening events, then scuttling away again. But … [Read more...] about What stories do you tell yourself about being a leader?
According to Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism, a leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it all ourselves. I resonate with this idea of collaborative leadership that empowers others. But I don’t expect old Lao Tzu would have imagined that his wisdom might also apply to women, who I believe are particularly skilled at … [Read more...] about Would you don the invisible cloak of leadership?
Sometimes metaphors jump out at me. Often they come in the form of dreams, or in a turn of phrase; sometimes one can emerge from a comment overheard on a train. But my current favourite metaphor is appearing in the real world - first of all in the form of the Olympic Torch and its nightly ceremonies; then during the Diamond Jubilee - the lighting of the beacons. I wrote about this in a previous … [Read more...] about Hope is kindled by letting your light shine