Volume 1: Leadership Capability
This section is dedicated to you! Here you will find worthwhile articles, videos, readers’ stories, blogs and practices. Make this a part of your leadership journey as it unfolds. Enjoy!
by Mel Christie
The challenge of today’s leadership is complex. Faced with demands such as rapid market changes, digital revolutions. customer demands, inspiring people, shareholder expectations, and a satisfying family life; today’s successful leaders demonstrate a range of skills and competencies. We invite you to build your own leadership capacity and capability.
Most experts agree that food and exercise have an impact on physical health. Likewise, developing your capacity and capability will impact your leadership success.
Capacity building will include integrating mind, body, and spirit into a powerful and purposeful whole. This requires focused attention and commitment. This development allows you to fully be your unique self.
When we look at what capacity means, we are directed to consider the maximum amount a container can contain or produce. Another meaning is our ability or power to do, experience, or understand something (excerpts from Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Our ability to lead with power & purpose is directly related to developing ourselves. Are you developing the capacity to do so? I know much of the leadership language centers on capabilities (skills, learning, or experiences). Capacity building calls for the enrichment of the “container” …you! Capacity building demands developing our personal ability to grow.
Today’s workforce is multi-generational. It demands leadership that embraces newer ideas, understands diverse needs, and recognized innovative ways of getting results. Leadership, as an “living responsibility” must also be ready. Practice then becomes “readiness in action”.
This section is dedicated for you our readers. Please send us your stories about your experiences with The Six C’s Of Leadership. Look for yours right here!
“From the start of this book, I felt like I was having a conversation with Mel, which is a privilege I have had and appreciate over the years. As I went along reading and reflecting on the many insights and lessons in the book, one of the experiences that stood out for me was I get to appreciate the gift I am to this world through my contributions. I am reminded to keep being a leader with my family, friends and people I encounter every day.
Thank you, Mel, for always being the solid rock for all these 6 C’s. This will be a book I will continue to reread again and again, as it is an all-time easy guide as I move forward in my leadership journey.”
by Mel Christie
Observe today when and with whom you are being your most compassionate.
- How do you know?
- What evidence can you point to that supports this?
- What was the impact on you or another?
Reflect on what you are learning about yourself and others.
- Are you aware of your own experience?
- Are you aware of the experience of others?
- What’s possible now?
Encourage you to use pen and paper to capture your thoughts and experiences. As your journey unfolds, these will be cherished reminders.
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