Becoming a Mandela Washington Fellow – Part II

Back to all things virtual. The Fellowship ran for 6 weeks in a virtual format. I was placed at Northwestern University for my Leadership Institute. I was well prepared to actively participate and I gave it my all. In the third week, we had a free week to catch up on required work and the like. However, in that same week I had a mental breakdown. I had a massive burn out with no warning whatsoever and it frustrated me.

Inspiring Leadership: Be Visible

Inspiring Leadership: Be Visible

Naturally, we tend to blend in so that we all become the same but what makes the team stronger are our unique abilities. What sets us apart and makes any organisation thrive are our differences rather than our similarities. So, what role does visibility play? If you blend in, you will become invisible because you will look like everyone else. You need to stand out and show your unique abilities.