Early in my professional career, I had both positive and negative relationships with my leaders. The positive relationships taught me so much and made an enormous impact on my life for the better. Those individuals transferred knowledge and wisdom, primarily through their actions. Using skills like listening, patience, and confidence.
A couple of months, I had the opportunity to be at the #WomenInTech session where the conversation pivoted around how #WomenInTech are Taking and Making it one step ahead at a time. A range of topics were covered on how one's mind-set, aspiration and passion coupled with opportunity, an enabling environment, guidance, resilience and professional networks are critical to navigate a long and meaningful career for #WomenAtWork.
Virtual reality (VR) has become a reality, as nearly every tech company has created a product that features it, and it is now seen by many as mainstream. Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive are just a few examples of household names that have launched us into the future of the immersive experience.
While putting others' needs before your own or creating a culture of accountability are key for becoming a powerful leader, your vision and goals won't translate to reality if you aren't able to communicate them effectively.
The 4 hour HBO special 'Leaving Neverland' has sparked a huge debate over the allegations of two men that Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were young boys. The testimony of Wade Robson and James Safechuck is incredibly compelling but there are hordes of Jackson supporters who have hit back hard accusing the documentary makers of 'stomping on his grave' when Jackson isn't here to defend himself.
As our need for just-in-time information flourishes, our reliance on traditional technological processes has decreased significantly. The shift from personal computers to mobile devices has picked up now more than ever. It is difficult to determine whether stationary computers will vanish into obscurity; however, there is no doubt that mobile devices are here to stay. Our reliance on these ingenious pieces of technology is overwhelming. Tremendous time and energy are saved through the use of a mobile device, as we can access information anywhere with ease.
I define a leader as someone who's actions inspire, empower, and serve in order to elevate others over an extended period of time.