‘Fake it until you make it’?
My first reaction was how so? You come across to me as a very confident leader. She said outside maybe yes, but inside, deep down I am not that confident. I learnt an excellent technique: fake it until I make it.
Self-reflection is more than an armchair revolution
Being introspective is part of the human condition. Reflection is a natural activity, and often chaotic. It is like an intellectual wandering with no end product. In order to get the most out of it we should add structure to how to self-reflect in a deeper, organized way where the focus is on learning and creating new awareness which leads to actions. According to researchers self-reflection cannot be learned from books in isolation, because it is an experiential learning.
50/50 versus 100% accountability
When you take relationships strong and steady, you balance the unpredictability of a changing environment. Committed partners accept 100% accountability in all matters. This means keeping your attention on what you can change, not on what others should do.
How you behave as a leader matters, and it matters a lot!
How leaders behave is what makes a difference in understanding and explaining why people work hard, how engaged, committed and loyal they are based on the research done by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.