12. Do you see yourself continuing along the same career path with increasing responsibilities and leadership roles? Or at some point do you see a different path for yourself?
My life is constantly evolving, but there are no dramatic changes I want to make at this time. I’m confident that by staying conscious and alert I’ll be drawn into new ways of engaging.
13. What leadership qualities do you most admire in effective leaders that you have known? Which of these qualities do you believe best describe your leadership?
Some of the qualities that I really appreciate are good communicators, people who have a vision and can articulate it, people who are compassionate and inclusive.
When I get involved in something it’s very important for me to get a clear vision. I do this purposefully and bring that strength to my projects. I also increasingly bring compassion to my projects and facilitation. And I’m committed to constantly working on my communication skills through Toastmasters.
14. Four more quick questions about leadership: What, if any, spiritual traditions or practices do you most draw upon in exercising leadership?
I wouldn’t cite any particular religious tradition, but every faith that I’ve been exposed to has offered something that I can learn from and draw from in my work – like compassion and honoring all that’s around us.
How has your leadership style changed as you have progressed in your career?
I’m more compassionate and I’m a better listener.
What is the one mistake you see leaders making more frequently than others?
Not having buy-in and moving forward too quickly.
What are you doing to continue growing and developing as a leader?
I love taking all sorts of courses. I’m drawn to opportunities to learn.Download Article 1K Club