When facilitating discussions on leadership in a virtual setting filled with advanced leaders the approach is how to make this topic interesting, relevant to their careers and at the end of the day for it to be a great ROIOTT, (return on investment of their time).
In this specific event the discussion was leaders who have taught us how to lead.
Various participants contributed as to how someone in their life had given them advice, led by example and taught them how to lead and develop others.
Jessica began by mentioning how a leader had inspired her in many ways and continued an ongoing conversation with her regarding her strengths as well as areas where she was not as strong, and that did not seem to concern her leader.
When Jessica finally asked this inspirational leader why she only concentrated on her strengths and natural gifts her leader said, “Jessica, you be you…I’ll be the rest.”
What would happen if we all took that approach?
When we are coaching someone, developing their talent or just being a friend we let the other person know, “You be you…I’ll be the rest.”
We each hopefully have someone in our lives that does not wish to change us but only wants us to be who we are.
In that is trust, love and a bond that will last forever, never to be broken.