If someone told me that I would walk into a small room that was minus 166 degrees Fahrenheit wearing only a t-shirt, shorts, socks/slippers, mittens and headband. I would have exclaimed, “Do you think I’m crazy?!”
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I recently had the opportunity to go on a cruise in the eastern Mediterranean. One thing I loved about this cruise was the diversity of cultures of both the crew and the fellow cruisers. There were 42 countries represented from the cruisers and over 50 countries from the crew.
I had a very interesting lunch this past week with Garry Tabor, a fellow board member who is the President of a distribution company, Heico Distribution Group, LLC. In the course of our discussion he made a statement that really resonated with me regarding the “conscience” of a company. We were discussing the hard decisions leaders of a company have to make along with how the company and its leaders are held accountable.
Some people are more comfortable with change than others. Taking an organization or situation from one state and transforming it to another — whether it is business, personal or making the world a better place—is what I truly enjoy, what I thrive on. It comes from my childhood. My father is a retired admiral from the US Navy. We were a typical military family; by the time I was 12 years old I had lived in 11 different residences across multiple states.
The New Leadership Imperative: Top ten things you must build into your leadership toolkit to thrive in the next decade
The world is evolving at a rate that is challenging everyone to keep up! As leaders we must evolve with these changes in order to be successful. There are many dynamics that come into play in the business environment, and life in general. We have globalization of our economy which translates into many cultures coming together in organizations and throughout your customer base.
Is it possible to be an effective leader if you are not passionate about what you are leading? Can you act the part and convince your organization or team that you are enthusiastic about the mission you are driving? While it is possible to lead something you are not passionate about, you will not be as effective or enjoy the experience as much.
In the past couple of years I have been on a mission to align what I am passionate about with my life purpose. In doing this I had to first ask myself two questions; what am I passionate about? And what is my life purpose? These are not easy questions; particularly the second one that is ever elusive to so many of us. I pondered the ‘purpose’ question for quite some time.
Today’s fast-paced business cycle demands a new approach to solving problems and moving forward. In a global world, you need employees who understand your customers and the competition. By including people of all races, ages, genders, skill sets and approaches, you multiply the resources available for any given project.
There are many forms of diversity, one very important group is young people. There are 37 million 25- to 35-year-olds who control $1.1 trillion in annual income in the US. This generation views advertising, technology and consumerism in a different way than the generations that went before them.
We must see diversity as a secret weapon to be exploited in order to build the most successful organization. And we must also acknowledge that acting based on our own authenticity is imperative to weaving together the strength of the very fabric of the organization. Join me while we explore why diversity and authenticity are now requirements for any organization that wants to succeed
The Power of Diversity to Transform your Organization
"Woven Leadership is one of the freshest concepts in the field of building a vibrant organization that will empower the reader to a new standard of excellence and performance. A must-read for all managers desiring to be their best!"- Todd Duncan, New York Times best-selling author
"Kim Box's Woven Leadership shows how much stronger you and your team will be when different types of people and talents are woven together." - Jennifer Basye Sander, New York Times best-selling author and speaker
Introduction to Woven Leadership
"It's time to start recognizing that leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, demographics and life experiences. We must see diversity as a secret weapon to be exploited in order to build the most successful organization. And we must also acknowledge that acting based on our own authenticity is imperative to weaving together the strength of the very fabric of the organization. We will explore why diversity and authenticity are now requirements for any organization that wants to succeed." - Chapter 1-Woven Leadership