500. Expert Interview: What Stands Between You and Your Greatness?
Based on a mixture of modern philosophy, science and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly Daskal’s proprietary leadership program, Lead from Within, is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Lolly was designated a top 50 leadership and management expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored her with the title “the most inspiring woman in the world.”
What Stands Between You and Your Greatness?
“More than 30 years ago I started working with leaders around the world. I noticed a pattern within every single person I was coaching: most of them were very successful and had many strengths, but for each one of their strengths, there was something within them that was causing a polarity, which was creating a gap that was sometimes keeping them from their greatness.”
Why Is This Important?
“As I started to take notes on these patterns, seven archetypes emerged that all people have within them, along with seven polarities that come with each of those archetypes. If I was going to effectively coach my clients—to keep them in their greatness at a very high level, to keep them moving forward and taking themselves to one level after the next—we would have to be mindful of these gaps and what they were doing to their lives, leadership and businesses.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
“Each of us has an ’inner impostor.’ It’s the voice that tells us we don’t deserve recognition, that we don’t really know what we’re talking about. If we allow this impostor to take over, it ends up costing us our greatness. We have to learn to leverage the imposter, the parts of us that keep us back, in order to become a whole person and stand in our greatness. I came up with an approach that I call a “Re-Think System.” It clearly articulates the seven archetypes and the polarities within them that hold us back. I also teach how to leverage these gaps that come from the polarities.”
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