I have often thought that it would be great to have access to resources that provided me with leadership tips that were common sense and easy to take on board. I guess, when I think about it, I wanted the version of leadership that an overly honest friend would give me if I went to them for help, rather than the theoretical concepts that I could find in leadership literature.
Throughout the years, I have held a number of leadership roles. Some of my experiences have been great, some really not that great. I have had many moments of self-reflection as I have worked to understand my behaviours and the way that I work with others. The end result is that I am not where I want to be yet (are we ever?) but I am on the way. I am grateful for every experience that I have had along the way and I feel that a great way to show that gratitude is to share my experiences with others. If I can provide the “overly honest friend” version of leadership, then I will consider my mission to be accomplished.