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Are You Finding Your Voice?

October 8, 2009

In recent posts, I’ve presented lists of ways on how to get your staff to hate you, how to love you, and how to become a better leader. Sometimes it’s helpful to incude quotations from prominent writers and thinkers on leadership in order to spur our reflection and inquiry for personal improvement.

Today, I’m offering two quotes, one from Peter Senge, author of the widely acclaimed book The Fifth Discipline, and Sally Helgesen, who wrote The Female Advantage.

People with a high level of personal mastery are able to consistently realize the results that matter most deeply to them -in effect, they approach their life as an artist would approach a work of art. They do that by becoming committed to their own lifelong learning.

Personal mastery is the discipline of continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively. As such, it is an essential cornerstone of the learning organization -the learning organization’s spiritual foundation. (Peter Senge)

Your voice, your language, help determine your culture. And part of how a corporate culture is defined is how the people who work for an organization use language. (Sally Helgesen)

Take some time to think and reflect on what Peter and Sally are saying. If you’re willing to share, what key message(s) do you draw that affect where you’re at in your life?

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 26, 2012 2:02 am

    Its great as your other blog posts : D, regards for posting . “The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.” by Ted W. Engstrom.

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