Who comes to mind when I ask you to think of leadership effectiveness?
They don’t have to have the title of “leader”, and your answer doesn’t have to be grounded in research. What matters is why they represent “leadership” to you.
For me, I think of Frederick Douglass. In this video, I share some of the lessons on #leadership he employed throughout his lifetime. He emphasized the notion that change is disruptive, and all change is accompanied by some sort of struggle or resistance.
This #BlackHistoryMonth, I challenge you to reflect on lessons of leadership and take advantage of your experiences and circumstances. Use your personal experiences to drive others to think about how they can change the system.
Ask yourself, as a leader, how do I incorporate my personal experiences and passions to be the most effective I can be?