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Leading Your Own Team: Masterclass

Leading Your Team

Lessons from the Tara For Women Masterclass

The Tara For Women Masterclass, led by Johny Pellegrino, Global Director of Source to Pay (Nokia), offered a deep dive into the art of leading your team to success on the basis that effective leadership starts with knowing how to lead yourself.

Self-reflection: Ikigai

Beginning with meaningful self-reflection, Pellegrino introduced the Japanese term Ikigai. Ikigai, a concept that encapsulates the essence of a meaningful life, is defined by the harmonious convergence of four fundamental elements: what you love, what you are good at doing, what the world needs and what you can be rewarded for. In other words, Ikigai is the meeting point between passion, vocation, profession and mission.

Passion – What you love

The first component, passion, refers to those activities that inspire, motivate and generate joy. In the context of Ikigai, discovering what you love involves exploring the facets of life that you are genuinely passionate about, bringing you excitement and satisfaction.

Vocation – What you are good at doing

Vocation, the second element, focuses on your natural abilities and talents. Identifying the activities in which you excel and which are accessible to you involves finding an area where you feel competent and can excel.

Mission – What the world needs

The mission, the third component, is oriented towards making a significant contribution to society or the world. In Ikigai, it is about discovering how your skills and passions can meet a need in your community or beyond, embracing a greater purpose and making a positive impact on the environment.

Profession – What you can be remunerated for

Finally, the fourth component, profession, refers to the practical need to earn a living. In Ikigai, look for the intersection between what you love, what you are good at doing and what the world needs to find a profession that is not only personally rewarding but also financially sustainable.

Overall, Ikigai offers a holistic approach to discovering purpose and fulfilment in life, highlighting the importance of finding a balance between personal passion, natural abilities, contribution to the world and financial stability.

How to build your own brand

Building your own brand is an exciting process of self-discovery and genuine connection. Here are the main points to keep in mind.

  1. First, focus on defining what makes you unique, highlighting the values that characterise you.
  2. Then, turn your attention to your target audience, deeply understanding their needs and desires.
  3. Authenticity is key: create content that truly reflects who you are and authentically connects with your audience.
  4. Find positive inspiration by seeking out mentors and role models along the way.
  5. Expand your network by participating in networking events to connect with like-minded women.
  6. Finally, communicate your uniqueness clearly and concisely through a personal brand statement.

By following these steps, you will not only build a strong brand but also establish authentic and meaningful connections with your audience.

Improving Your Personal Brand:

Enhancing your personal brand is a continuous journey of growth and authenticity.

  1. Dedicate time to consistently invest in your personal development.
  2. Consistency is essential; maintain a consistent message and actions that reflect your values.
  3. Embrace feedback as a valuable tool to tailor your approach toward your goals.
  4. In every interaction and decision, be authentic, allowing your true essence to shine.
  5. In the digital sphere, ensure to maintain a consistent online presence to project a unified image.
  6. Additionally, monitor your key personal performance indicators (KPIs) to assess your progress.

By following these steps, you’ll not only enhance your personal brand but also build an authentic and powerful narrative that represents you in all aspects of your life.

Conclusion: Key Points on Leading Your Own Team:

In summary, leading your own team is a reflective and dynamic journey.

  • The crucial first step is knowing yourself, exploring your Ikigai, and dedicating time to reflect on your goals and aspirations.
  • Being in the right place means finding the intersection between your passion and personal purpose while building and developing your unique talents.
  • Remember, you’re not alone in this journey; prioritizing networking allows you to build valuable relationships, and the willingness to accept and seek constant feedback becomes the engine of your personal evolution.

By integrating these key points, you’re not just leading a strong team but also cultivating a path towards personal and professional success, backed by authenticity, continuous growth, and meaningful connections.

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