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Kirsten Goodwin | Naked Confidence Coach

Do you know what is one of your biggest challenges as a leader? πŸ€”

To know who YOU are as a leader πŸ’ͺ

And it’s also one of the most important…

The traditional stereotype of “LEADER” is a middle-aged straight white man of the Alpha variety

– and if you don’t look or feel like that, you can struggle 😬

How should you behave?  What should you be doing? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

(Notice the unhelpful shoulds there…)

And inevitably, you can struggle with Imposter Syndrome, because you don’t feel like you FIT 😩

But the truth is that ANYONE can be a great leader – you’ve just got to work out who YOU are as a leader πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

And it’s also crucial to recognise:

– if you don’t do this consciously (ie deliberately decide what type of leader you want to be, and then act in accordance with that)

– your identity as a leader will still be created – it will just be by default 😬

Extrapolated from your actions.  Not through your conscious choice πŸ˜”

A good exercise to do is to imagine two colleagues who know you, but not very well, talking about you πŸ—£

One says to the other, “that {first_name}, they’re…”

πŸ”₯ Which words do you want them to say?

Is it decisive?  Is it kind?  Is it trustworthy?  Which words do YOU want? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

KNOWING this is the starting point to being able to CREATE it.

So do this exercise:

come up with a list of 3-5 words that you want others to be saying about you – about your specific characteristics as a leader.

And then think about how your daily actions can live up to these descriptors.

βœ… If you’re decisive, it means you take even difficult decisions efficiently.

βœ… If you’re kind, it means you check in on your staff’s wellbeing.

βœ… If you’re trustworthy, it means you follow through on what you said you would do.

Really work out how to live up to these characteristics that you want to be known for on a moment-by-moment, granular level in your working life πŸ€”

As a result, you will be curating your reputation

– and you will also be living up to the leader that you know you want to, and can, be πŸ˜„πŸ’ͺ

Wishing you a positive, productive, and LEADERSHIP IDENTITY-filled week! 😊πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ  

with much love 😊🧑

Kirsten xx

Kirsten Goodwin

The Naked Confidenceβ„’ Coach

Hired to help female leaders feeling the pain and pressure of their position. Transforming your Mindset AND Skillset πŸ”₯ Banish your Imposter, and find your way, your confidence, & your edge.

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