Welcome to Season 5, Episode 8 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. In this episode my co-host Kristen McCall and I dive into the topic of writing your leadership story. How do you know the story you are writing with your life?
Some highlights from our discussion include:
- The story you are writing with your life is being written right now.
- The importance of getting feedback from others on story you are writing with your life.
A season of deciphering safe versus toxic relationships and the question to determine who is who in your life.
- “Often people in responsibility will guard their own personal stories, because it’s very vulnerable to share your story. Great leaders are those that don’t run from their story. They acknowledge that their story is a part of whatever it is that God is calling them to do but it can be risky to share your story. It is a good thing for your story to have some messy places in it.”
- “You need to guard how people make you feel when they leave the room. In writing your story, you need to be aware that every time you leave, you are leaving something in the room behind you. What do you want to leave? As you exit the room do you want people feeling hopeful, encouraged, motivated, challenged? Or do you want them to feel deflated, that they are glad you left the room, and you have sucked all the air out of the room? I’ve seen leaders do both and it’s real.”
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- 6 Essentials to Write Your Leadership Story
- Connect with Selma Wilson on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram
- Connect with Kristen Steele McCall on her blog, KristenMcCall.com, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
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