Posts Tagged ‘leadership’
When you describe a leader’s personality, how often do you describe them as a people-person or an extravert? It’s common to think that to be a successful leader that one has to be an extravert, but in reality, there’s a lot more that goes into understanding someone’s personality type than simply extraversion or introversion.
All my life I’d felt that being labelled an introvert came at a cost and unnecessarily categorized me as someone who wasn’t as into being around with people. This idea came at a significant juxtaposition from my love of teaching and working with people on understanding themselves.
The death of a personal hero or someone you admire can sometimes hit you harder than you expect. While you may have never actually met them, the impact they had on your life is immense and sometimes not reflected on until they’re gone. One of my personal icons, Arnold Palmer, passed away earlier this week. Over the last several days I’ve been thinking about his extraordinary life and how he influenced who I am and want to be.
As many of you know, I love golf and toyed with the idea of trying to go pro myself in my earlier days. Palmer was a natural role model. Not only was he one of the best golfers ever, but also he was a guy who genuinely cared about people – all people. Jack Nicklaus often tells a story about how during a tournament Palmer was giving Nicklaus helpful tips while competing against him! That’s right Palmer, was in essence, helping his competitor beat him.