The Three-Legged Stool

There are often two sides to leadership: one side can be rewarding, fulfilling, and exciting, while the other can be frustrating, time consuming, and lonely. As leaders, we develop and implement strategic plans, manage and allocate resources to accomplish outcomes, and successfully grow our business. In order to be at our best, we need to be continually upgrading our leadership skills, add new resources to our strategic capability, and make sure that self-care is a priority. These three components (leadership skills, strategic capacity, and self-care) are like legs on a three-legged stool – if one is broken or missing then the stool does not function as it was intended. What have you done this week to ensure that you are honing your skills, growing your resources, and improving your self-care?plant-shoot-being-watered-with-watering-can

New Beginnings

I am more excited about starting this year than I have in a long time! I am living my dream; it is not the same as I envisioned it years ago, but it is an amazing feeling to be here. I have taken actions towards reaching my goals, experienced inner shifts regarding my self-care practices and business growth, and celebrated who I am as a woman.

This time of year is a great time to reflect on accomplishments and celebrate how much we have done and how far we have come – even if movement forward has been three steps forward and two back. I don’t believe we celebrate enough, so I encourage you to remember and revel in who you are and what you can do.

First blog post

Beginning in January (2018), Wise Women Leadership offered a nine-month series designed to inspire positive change. Local entrepreneurs and leaders were invited to join us at the Gathering Place (1704 N. 24th Street, Quincy IL) to align and refine leadership, planning, and self-care practices. Each month we focused on a specific theme;  the January 18th theme was Balance. post