January 04, 2018 / GET OVER YOURSELF
January 04, 2018
The key to leadership is leading yourself first. Whether that’s taking a class, reading a book or taking a hike to gain perspective, the proverb, “A reflection does not see itself.” is true. It’s vital to turn within to break patterns and discover new ways to unlock your own potential as a leader.
This TEDx talk is by Todd Dewett—a leading global educator, professional speaker and coach. He is the author of The Little Black Book of Leadership and Show Your Ink. He has spent his career working to build better leaders and teams and shares:
“The key to knowledge dissemination is less about technological tools and more about meaningful relationships. However, only when leaders get over themselves, embrace a little self-deprecation, stop projecting themselves onto others, and begin to see people as unique resources will they move others to open up and talk and share—and that's when great teams can emerge.”
In the talk, Dewett shares the story of “Dave" the tale involves a happy hour and a canoe, resulting in a hilarious journey of self-discovery that transformed Dave’s team. Watch the video for the full story and other nuggets on discovering the leader within.
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