Denice R. Hinden of Managance Consulting & Coaching is a facilitator and executive coach with a specialty in energizing leaders to new levels of performance. In her blog post below, she shares a poignant memory and her perspective on leadership and discomfort.
While exercising recently I listened to a 1998 This American Life broadcast about summer camp. I laughed til’ I cried remembering fondly my camp experiences in the 1970’s and realizing that even after 20 years, camp is still the same – great songs, crushes on counselors, amazing friends, a sense of belonging, and personal growth. We were different at the end of camp than at the beginning. Leadership is like that too. Every experience makes us different compared to where we start, but where we start determines where we go. In the thought provoking article “Leaning into Discomfort,” we learn about three leaders who are committed to profound social change. They understand that disagreement, disbelief, and even disrespect come with the territory, yet they stay their course, leading in ways that build support, inspire hope, and value different perspectives. At Managance we believe that everyone is a leader at work and in our lives. Discomfort is a natural part of that and we have a choice about how we embrace it. When we look for opportunities in our discomfort we begin to find new possibilities.
Got 15 minutes? Grow Your Leadership! Managance Consulting and Coaching will be exhibiting at the IDEA E-Biz Forum and hosting confidential 15 min leadership coaching conversations on Thursday Sept. 27th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Coaching (as defined by the International Coach Federation) is a thought-provoking and creative series of conversations designed to inspire professional and personal potential. It includes the opportunity for new awareness and insights, trying out new ideas, solving problems, strategic thinking, and strengthening skills and abilities.
Denice will work on any topic that would be helpful to you and she guarantees at least one valuable take-away to fuel your leadership. If you are interested, please feel free to schedule your 15 minute appointment in advance by contacting Denice at firstname.lastname@example.org.