“You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That’s how you know you’re still alive”.
I’m always looking for ways to expand my knowledge base to help me with my Walk into the Future.
Networking and partnering with individuals and organizations has been fruitful in 2019. The Greater Orlando Organizational Development (GOOD) network was recommended to me by a tree branch as an organization with consultants/practitioners with similar interests as me.
The GOOD network has been great so far especially with networking platforms they currently promote. They have monthly professional development workshops to bring members together to share and learn from others. This process enabled me to get involved with organizations to see what they do, learn from veterans in the career field and share my knowledge and experiences with them. Felt good (no pun intended) to share my authentic leadership platform research with practitioners who were looking for ways to engage leaders in their respective organizations with evidence-based research.
Made several professional contacts with aspirations to leverage into additional research and application of authentic leadership in business environments. My initial research was done within a university setting but believe we can easily translate the four variables (self-awareness, relational transparency, internalized moral perspective and balanced processing) into multiple work environments to enhance leadership development and job satisfaction for direct reports.
Currently working on a proposal to present at the First Annual Organizational Development (OD) Conference, Ignite Your Future: Innovation in Action in February 2020. Plan to bring my authentic leadership research to the conference to enhance audience understanding on the leadership platform and how it can be used to provide leaders with tools to enhance their work environment. Excited for the opportunity to stand in front of movers and shakers of some of the largest organizations in Orlando and show them the value of authentic leadership.
Excited and scared at the same time but my walk continues to move forward!
This process may provide me with additional tree branches as I continue my quest to enlarge my tree. Wish me luck!
What have you done lately to move from your comfort zone? How do you challenge yourself to try new things professionally? I welcome your thoughts—thanks!
“The key to life is accepting challenges”.