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Archive for the ‘Women in Leadership’ Category

Allowing People to Be

Posted by Liz McKechnie

At Aspire one of our core values is: Allowing people to be.
In management and leadership roles one of the most difficult skills to learn is allowing people to be their best selves.
As the pressure increases so does the tendency for leaders to slip into command and control, to jump headlong into a sea of “constructive criticism”, to hold on tightly and micromanage their staff. In so doing they can inadvertantly limit the learning, growth and diverse talents that can help support innovation and excellence at the time when it is most needed.

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

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Appreciating Diversity: Have you got a Male or Female Brain?

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

Are you playing small?

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

Today I simply want to share one of my favourite pieces of writing – I often quote it on our Women in Management and our Leadership training.

Often wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela, it is actually by Marianne Williamson and is taken from her book Return to Love.

Entitled Our Deepest Fear it’s a powerful call for us to be the best that we can be in this life.

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