The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle recently hosted a leader speaker series at which over 100 women and men attended to hear three panelists; high-profile executive leaders in financial services, sports and retail. They each shared their sage advice. These gems are too good to keep secret, so I’ve compiled the highlights.
Here are some tips from the top!
Be yourself. There is something you do better than anyone else – find it and bravely obey that inner voice.
Be a good networker. Make a commitment to meaningfully connect with (ie) seven people, each week. At the end of six weeks, you’ll be surprised to see how many offers and opportunities you have in front of you.
Take the road less traveled. Follow your heart and dreams and practice extreme self- confidence. Go ahead – take the risk!
Take care of yourself. It’s not a selfish act – it’s a responsibility.
Own your learning. Stay current, read, take courses, ask questions, and listen to others.
Think big and involve others. Don’t worry, be positive, plan for the best, and ask yourself along the way, “what is my brand?”
Send a positive message. Every morning send notes of gratitude to colleagues, clients or friends. Compliment everyone – even those in senior positions.
Re-evaluate. After a certain period of time, sit back and re-evaluate your goals. You never know, you might want to make a change.
Get inspired. Look around to who and what inspires you in your life – every day.
…and a few more tips from ME!
Don’t multi-task. Be present, intentional and purposeful in everything you do.
Lead yourself. Take a proactive role in the creation of your life. Be response-able.
I believe we all have wisdom and learning to share from our own experiences – please share your business and life tips in the comment box below, or join the discussion on my Facebook page.
Be yourself. There is something you do better than anyone else – find it and obey that inner voice.