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Acknowledge Your Brilliance

What are you good at? Really, really good at?

What can you do that is absolutely wonderful? How many people know about that?

Here's a tricky trick - how do you do your best, give your best, and let other people know about it without letting your ego take over?

We have many essential leadership skills to choose from. I find it useful to think of these five essential leadership core strengths as a place to start:

Clarity - know exactly what our purpose is and setting clear goals to live that purpose.
Courage - speaking and acting assertively without getting aggressive.
Creative - discovering and expanding our possibilities
Compassion - caring about and for others
Centering - staying mindful, in the moment, flexible, and able to use whatever core skill we need

You're really good at one of those. Better than most. It's your core leadership strength. Bringing that core leadership strength to work with your team is doing it a wonderful service. The world needs what you're good at.

Keeping it under control, centering yourself, and remain humble -- that's a strength for each of us to develop. Yes, we're good. And, often, we're also bad. Check that ego at the door and yet still speak up for what resonates inside you as your gift.

Acknowledge your brilliance without filling the room with your ego.

When we can do that, our possibilities are truly limitless.

-- Doug Smith


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