Here are some thoughts on Leadership. These have been what I have told myself over the years. I have no idea really, what makes one a leader. Many things do, from what I am learning here in WorldPulse. I am just glad that I am, and that along the way I am in such extraordinary good company.

Leadership

Where you see a need, create a solution

When something new has to happen, figure out a way

When you see an opportunity, jump in

When something needs to be figured out, do some thinking

When you have a new idea, nourish it, finesse it, then trust it

When it hasn’t been heard, be the first to speak

When something needs to be said, gather your courage,

Write it, speak it out, broadcast it

Call friends together to discuss it

If you have no place to meet, make one happen

If you need to confer, call a meeting

If women are in danger, prioritize it

If changes need to be made, make them happen

When you’re told it is impossible, refuse to believe it

When you are discredited, trust yourself

When you’re tired, get some rest

When you’re in deep pain allow yourself to cry

And give yourself time in nature

When you feel alone, keep going and find others like you

And above all believe that you are here because

You have a gift to offer

You were born a leader.

 

With Love in Sisterhood,

Tam

 

Comments

This lifted me up!

I totally agree with your concept of leadership. Leadership is indeed a combination of voice and action...

Well done Tam.

Stay Amazing!

Ola.

Founder, Girl Pride Circle

olaoluwaabagun@ymail.com

We all die. The goal is not to live forever, but to create something that will.

Hi Ola,

And your response lifted me up! Thanks for being in touch. So glad we are all finding each other. The girls in your Circles are lucky to have you.

In sisterhood,

Tam

Absolutely awesome Tam! You summed up the qualities and the true nature of  a leader so beautifully.

I agree wholeheartedly with your great thoughts and views.It feels really humbled to have you as a part of this.

Thanks a lot for being a part of the campaign!

Best wishes,

Soumya

Worldpulse Community Champion

Leadership group

Hi Soumya,

This call for comments on leadership is an inspired way for us all to gather thoughts on how and why we step forward. Thanks for your support. It is an honour to be able to work with you.

In sisterhood, Tam

Hi Adanna,

What a lovely compliment. You are also an inspiration to me. Thanks for the hug. I'm so glad to be in touch with you through our amazing WorldPulse.

Big hug back, Tam

Dear Tam,

Thank you for putting together such a great list of what to do to be a leader.  I know I need to take some of these qualities to heart so I am not so afraid to speak up for things I truly believe in.

Kristina

Dear Kristina,

Thanks for your comment here. It is so true that as confident as we feel as leaders, we still so often have to face fears in daring to speak up. I think that this is a combination of having to continually nourish our own self confidence, and daring to putting into words ideas that are new, all too often facing backlash for stirring up change and/or more profound discussion. It helps so much to know we are in this together.

In sisterhood,

Tam

wow , wow Tam

These are powerful and motivating messages. Thank you for sharing. I beleive that when we share such messages with more and more women, we create a ripple effect and more women leaders.

Thank you for your active engagement in the group.

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."

Dear Grace,

Your response just lifted my heart. You have been an inspiration to me, and I so agree, this sharing of thoughts on being leaders is creating a beautiful ripple effect. Congrats to you Community Champions of the Leadership Group for calling on us all to write in.

In sisterhood,

Tam

Dear Joy,

Thank you for your encouraging message. It is such a gift to be meeting other leaders through our amazing WorldPulse. I am very heartened and inspired by your work as a leader.

In sisterhood,

Tam

Thanks for appreciating my message, yes! We are all sisters working from various communities globally for one purpose. With our collective efforts we will surely achieve our goals and aims.

Joy Eze