by Dr. Beverly Potter
a Path with a Heart
In the past leading was a function reserved for those at the
the organization. They were expected to set the direction, while those
But today, with the
demand to innovate, you are probably doing work and solving problems
no one in your job has done before. In doing so, you become an
at your job and positioned to take the lead.
Self-leaders don't wait for others to provide direction. They
paths and lead themsleves. Pathfinders begin with themselves because it
is from personal meaning and values that they find their
path with a heart. By looking inward self-leaders can attune projects
Pathfinders see what is possible, then create a compelling
aligns personal goals with organizational mssion. But a vision by
is only a dream. Pathfinders translate their visions into an
mission. Having a mission empowers, so these self-leaders feel
to act in the face of uncertainity.
Survey & Map
Possible routes to realizing the vision are surveyed. Those
to personal values and aligned with the organizaitonal mission are
as suitable projects. Then a step-by-step action plan for
is developed by mapping out the best route.
Share the Vision
Few projects can be accomplished by a single individual
of others is needed. Pathfinders share their visions with colleagues to
inspire enthusiasm and motivation.
Pathfinders change approach as necessary to maximize
Sometimes an analytical mode is needed to evaluate alternatives and
At other times, a supportive approach is most effective. This ability
change hats is vital to leading oneself and others.
Pathfinders develop an internal eye with which they pilot
They manage their own motivation for leadership excellence.
For companies want to
thrive, it is essential that they actively encourage people to take the
lead. You can become a pathfinder by learning to use the tools for
This workshop covers
required to go from following to self-leading and introduces unique
response was excellent
and we all felt inspired by your call to action
....a job well done."
-Technical Women's Conference