Seven International Women’s Day Leadership Reflections

International Women's Day is today, March 8th. The 2019 theme for this day of recognition and reflection is #BalanceforBetter.

​As you celebrate today, ask yourself what "balance" improves or makes "better" for your team and organization? 

Here are seven reflections and insights that I had in preparing for IWD. Enjoy!​

  1. Balance is the bridge between the past and the future. 
  2. Balance is asking one more question that might unlock an innovative insight.
  3. Balance is breaking with tradition, while also showing respect for it.
  4. Balance is putting others needs ahead of your own, ​and honoring your own health and well-being too.
  5. Balance is driving hard toward achievements, and taking time to stop and truly reflect, recognize and celebrate.
  6. Balance is knowing when to lead, and knowing when to follow.
  7. Balance is equality. Because there is no "better" when we treat each other without respect and human dignity.

​Happy IWD! And wishing you balance today and in the future!

Chris Groscurth, Ph.D.

Chris Groscurth, Ph.D., is author of Future-Ready Leadership: Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. For the past 20 years he has worked as a researcher and strategic advisor to leaders across healthcare, finance, manufacturing, government and education. In addition to his consulting work, Chris addresses thousands of leaders annually through speaking engagements and workshops. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions with Gallup, the University of Michigan, and Trinity Health. Chris currently leads Stryker's global learning design and development team, shaping the future of leadership in a high-growth medical technology company. Chris received his doctorate in human communication processes from the University of Georgia and has bachelor's and master's degrees in human communication studies from Western Michigan University.

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