Confident Growth

But it wasn’t the format that made the act great. It was the fact that somehow while playing around with something new, suddenly they found they were able to put their entire selves into it. … Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. –Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com in Ignore Everybody

When learning is an act of intention, we find freedom in something new; fresh knowledge, deeper awareness, or a new way of seeing something ancient.

Leaders are learners. An intentional search for newness is most likely to flow toward a tangible and observable application – an energetic employment of learning that builds a leader’s credibility. As a 21st Century leader, it is important for you to be skillful in deconstructing certain learning, constructing this learning in a new light, and sharing this freely and consistently. Learning is a gateway for sharing your gift in the world.

You don’t search for the confidence to share your gift in the world. You share your gift and providentially find yourself rewarded with the confidence of voice. Your gift is both source and summary of personal impact.

Commit to learning and those you lead, influence, and serve will grow in individual confidence and then give their gift to others as encouragement for them to do the same thing.

(see Skill 1 for 21st Century Leadership)

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

3 thoughts on “Confident Growth

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  2. ” Learning is a gateway for sharing your gift in the world.”

    I love this post Jeff, I have been doing a lot of teaching and training lately and reading this brings memories of how I have impacted on people and how over time I have built confidence.

    “Leaders are learners” this is so true, I totally relate to this, I sure would do as recommended in your last line….

    Thanks Jeff, way to go

    • Joseph,
      It is so good to hear from you! I know others are truly blessed by your teaching and training efforts. And I know they will carry with them the confidence you build up in them … as they then give their gifts to the world.

      Thank you my friend,
      Jeff

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