How I Repainted My Leadership Style With Brighter Colours

Because leading yourself is the fun part.

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What’s the color of your leadership style?

How many of you would choose dark to reflect a strong authoritative style?

The Altruistic and Pale Side of Leadership

Well, I understood Richard’s surprise. A year back, Richard was used to my altruistic leadership.

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The Authoritative and Dark Side of Leadership

However, displaying emotions and vulnerability in the workplace was not paying off.

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Moving Towards Mature And Bright Leadership

Richard’s reports became clean and delivered on time. He became a strong performer.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts — Winston Churchill

We all come here with our layer of dirt, looking for polishing. When leading, we can choose the right attitude, not only pin-point the finger but rather always find the gold inside people.


Leading people offered me a pallet of colors. I learned to pick two or more and mix them to get a new color.

Painting by Sophie Madeleine

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