Event Recap: Executive Leadership Breakfast (Identifying & Living Out Your Brand!)
It was a cold and snowy day outside, but at the City Club of Washington, DC the conversation was scintillating, inspirational, and em
powering. Keynote speaker, Tiffany Houser, led a discussion on how female leaders can successfully define their positions of leadership in their organizations. Tiffany is a Leadership Coach and Corporate Culture Strategist with over 18 years of experience coaching high power executives in tech companies.
Tiffany began the morning by encouraging the audience to participate in a simple yet powerful activity: defining oneself as the leader they are and the impact they are having. She emphasized the importance of leaders being authentic and having a well-defined vision. Tiffany went onto discuss the importance of leaders knowing their blind spots and how seeking feedback is a good way to understand what they are. Audience members shared some of their own blind spots in small groups and understood what Tiffany was referring to.
Her four main key takeaways for successful leadership were:
- Having a vision. She referred to this is a “game changer”.
- Defining blind spots, which allows for the alignment of mindset to the vision.
- Feedback, which should not be neutral, not positive or negative. Feedback helps identify blindspots; it’s both received and delivered.
- Shifting/transforming is the process of changing and relies on both intention and mechanics. Intention is the primary enabler of change, providing the motivation for change; whereas the mechanics are the things that will help achieve the intention. Mechanics is the ‘how’ but intention is the ‘why’.
The open dialogue and participation from the audience allowed for great stories and questions. Members exchanged their own stories of leadership and experiences with one another. Tiffany concluded the morning with a generous offer for attendees to take advantage of a 15-minute complimentary coaching session with her to dive deeper into their individual leaderships goals.