Archive for August, 2016

What is Success?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Several years ago, I completed a master’s thesis on Personal Mastery in Organizational Leadership in which I interviewed seven leaders in our industry who were considered successful by their peers. One of the common themes that emerged was the fact that successful leaders demonstrate caring and compassion for people. They show deep sympathy and empathy which is an intellectual or emotional identification with another; mutual understanding or affection; ability to share another’s ideas, emotions; to feel concerned about or interested in another.
Personal Mastery is defined as knowing who I am, how I come to believe what I believe, knowing me really well and how I filter things in the world. To get to know yourself, try working to bridge the gap between your own perception of Self and others’ perception of you. Because each of us knows who we are and we know what our motives are.
What I truly learned through the years is that these common themes not only apply to successful leaders, but also to successful people, no matter who you are or what you do.