Day 14 in a row. I’ve heard it takes three weeks to form a habit, so I’m two-thirds of the way to blogging daily becoming a part of my life thanks to the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project. And I know I’m committed because for the second Saturday in a row, I’ve executed my plan to build my blogging capacity. Last week it was a session with the Geek Squad to determine why I couldn’t post pictures, and this week, I purchased two books that will educate me on how to use social media to share posts to grow a readership. It’s embarrassing to admit I’m not savvy with this aspect of being a writer in this technology age – but it’s also what I have to do to push myself to address the gap. I’m intimidated by the vast volume of information I need to grasp to come up to speed. Just being transparent because I suspect there are others out there who feel the same, so sharing my journey may help someone else. That said, as daunting as it seems, But I also know myself pretty well and am confident I’m up for the challenge.
In addition to knowing oneself, transformational leaders know their followers. Individual consideration is the third I of transformational leadership. Leaders who take the time to learn things about each member of their team, such as their strengths, what motivates them, and their aspirations. This can be done through direct inquiry, or just keeping your eyes and ears open. The transformational leader then provides individual coaching and mentoring to ensure the follower has opportunities that are a fit for them and training and development that supports them in achieving their goals.
As the Pink Collar Coach, coaching and mentoring not only my team at work but the women placed in my path wherever I am is one of the things I feel most called to do. Af ew posts ago I wrote about someone in the workplace sharing a situation with me that she’s carried alone for quite some time. I’d taken the time to learn some of the aspirations she has for a better personal and professional life and was able to coach her and connect her to some resources. She’s continued to keep me updated and is taking step after step to keep moving forward into the life she desires. On the home front, I had a chance to coach a friend who suffered the tragic loss of her husband less than a year ago. Knowing tomorrow, Mother’s Day, might be hard on her, I was intentional about asking how she’s doing and what she hopes for her future. As a single mom of five, that includes multiples, it’s understandable that she would like to love and be loved again. This wonder mama has had a lot of drama though, so I shared a favorite saying, “Wanted by many, taken by none, looking at some, waiting for one.” Given her reaction, I think it may become her new mantra.
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