Josh Andrews dropped a truth bomb with this quote on why we are in conflict with others.
The guest for episode 29 of the Answers From Leadership podcast is Michael Teoh. Michael is a global speaker, consultant, and trainer whose passion is geared towards developing the human potential for success.
Michael founded Thriving Talents Pte. Ltd, co-curated TEDxKL and TEDxYouth from 2009-2014, and was appointed as a Global Advisor for Microsoft’s YouthSpark Initiative.
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What else would you like listeners to know about you?
I’ve been able to travel the world, doing what I love. I’m also the co-author of the Potential Matrix.
It looks like you’ve done quite a bit in your life so far…
Haha… Here’s what I’m going to say: People have always asked me what the secret to success is
You can have control or you can have growth. You cannot have both.
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Hidden Figures is Disney’s latest release telling the story of a team of African-American women who helped NASA send astronaut John Glenn into outer space and return safely.
The movie Hidden Figures shares their struggles as Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), and Katherine (Goble) Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) crossed gender, racial, and societal lines in a time where African-American women were considered second class citizens.
With a story like this, you know Hidden Figures has to be chocked full of leadership lessons. So, let’s dig into the leadership lessons from Hidden Figures.
Caution: Hidden Figure spoilers below
One of the hardest things for a leader to do is to ask for help. Too many new leaders see this asking for help as a sign of weakness.
As you step into the role of a leader, you have to know how to assemble a support system.
What A Healthy Support System Looks Like
We’ve been lied to. We’ve been fed the lie leadership is a lonely battle.
Well, that’s true but only if we let leadership be lonely.
You have a choice. You can cultivate a healthy support system and be an effective leader. To do so, you have to surround yourself with people who will hold you up when you are weak.