A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
—John C. Maxwell
March 2006. I am atop a rocky outcrop on Cyprus, watching the sun begin to lower over Aprhrodite’s Rock and a shimmering Mediterranean Sea. As one of the trainers at an advanced coaching training program in Europe, we have scheduled one afternoon of the program to connect with and experience the environment in which we find ourselves.
For me, it was a peak moment. I had the privilege of leading talented coaches from around the world. I was learning continuously from the participants and my colleagues. And I felt fully alive and aligned. I knew in my core that I was exactly where I should be and I was inspired by who I was being.
I’m interested in how to intentionally create more of those moments for me, and for all of the leaders I partner with. What made Cyprus so special, was that the state of being I was in – the lens though which I viewed and interacted with the world. The way I called out the brilliance in myself and others.