PERSONAL GROWTH: Forget that leadership role if you can’t master personal excellence.
“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have travelled from the point where they started.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher
What is growth?
It’s our ability to stretch ourselves to our personal best. Personal excellence is a core criterion for leadership growth.
While thousands of leadership books have been written and continue to be written, there is still a scarcity of good leaders. Good leaders are individuals who invest in personal growth.
Maturity is built when our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual-selves are congruent. While we pay attention to physical and mental growth and it becomes part of our system, resilience is built with emotional regulation and clear sense of identity. These 36 quiet leaders showcased how their personal growth contributed to their EQ leadership excellence.
“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.”
~ Tupac Shakur
Celine Chan’s realisation that listening to your body is a work-in-progress even after a fight with cancer and two strokes. Spotify
Adi Pratikto holds on to his insights on sustaining love for his work and his life’s purpose as a fine balance. Spotify
Badrie Bob connects to his background and struggles to drive him to be voice of the less empowered. Spotify
Danish Rahman is strongly anchored to his values and advocates for the expression of the authentic self. Spotify
Emillya Soesanto shares the winning formula of a quiet, introverted leader who continuously seeks feedback, communicates, and checks within to remain on track. Spotify
Aninditta Savitry is very clear that happiness is a choice. Her network of friends and family is her strength and support during tough times. Spotify
Beck Chalmers expresses the equation of one’s best self in life i.e., Self Awareness + Self-Regulation = Self Accountability. Spotify
Aristiwidya Bramantika breathes life to growth mindset – Fun with Failure! Drama is the Doorway! Micro-skill for Mastery! Curiosity begets Courage! Spotify
“Becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
~ Michelle Obama
Fuen Yee questions “Can you afford to live another’s life and walk another’s journey; and not be the person whom you were meant to be?” Spotify
Azwan Baharuddin draws his leadership wisdom from his experience with his dad and his journey as one. Spotify
Reuben Ong holds to a mantra of doing things on your own terms yet understanding your limits. Spotify
Lawrence Mitchell is wholehearted in empowering men to feel and find a safe way to express their experience of life. Spotify
Nirmala Suppramaniam advocates the importance of financial literacy for Financial Wellness. Staying focussed on our ‘Why’ – our purpose in life, our happiness is central to financial wellness. Spotify
Sreejith Nambiar believes top active talents present themselves differently. Spotify
“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world”
~ Helen Keller
Vaclav Koranda holds on to the importance of learning from the past and paying attention to one’s personal development. Spotify
Aveenashpal Ganapathy underlines knowing the leadership qualities that are needed for today and tomorrow to increase visibility. Spotify
Marshall Vianata supports building collaboration and paying attention to the blind spots through reflection or feedback. Spotify
Veejay Madavan encourages promotes being a sponge. Absorb, Learn & Discern. Spotify
Farop Sharif reminds us that we all can create that experience for the user which says “this was designed with you in mind”. Spotify
Harith Menon derives growth from learning, unlearning, and relearning to cope with the speed of change to deliver results. Spotify
As we listen, connect and learn with these leaders’ stories and practices, we come to understand how they face their leadership role with curiosity, reflection, acquiring the right mindset and skills that lead to their personal growth that ultimately shows up in their ability to build trust in a relationship and their leadership uniqueness.
Team Leadership in Flow ASIA
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
~ Author-Poet Aberjhani