RHG Magazine & TV Guide Spring 2019 - Page 56

intentional and conscious leader requires you to develop some self-awareness.

~Will you share a client success story?

My biggest client success stories are about finding dormant leaders in the organization (i.e. the people that have leadership potential but do not feel legitimate bringing it at work) and waking them up. I find it amazing to see the transformation of some people six to nine months after we started working together and seeing how much more engaged and how much more pride they take in their work.

~What tip or piece of advice can you share with our reader today to empower them to SHINE?

I invite you to redefine leadership for yourself. Here is a nice definition you can start with: “Leadership is making something happen that was not supposed to happen anyways.” Starting with this definition, take a moment to notice what is holding you back from making something happen. Is it a belief you can challenge or is it a real limitation? Whatever it may be, choose to find a way to overcome it instead of letting this hold you back! What would you do if you WANTED this to happen? Go out and try to do that instead of holding back.

~Any final thought, share, or idea that you would like to share with our readers today?

We only have one life and it is important to step up and live it fully. One of the key questions that came into my life the last few years is : In service of who and in service of what?

When we do things only in service to ourselves, we may shine as an individual for a brief moment but our light will shine a lot brighter when we work in service of something greater than ourselves. Find what drives your leadership, then go out and make a positive difference in the world.

For more information, Steffan can be reached at http://www.steffansurdek.com

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