Mary Beth Luedtke, a professional and personal coach with 20 years of experience in educational and professional development, is the presenter. Ms. Luedtke is recognized as a Certified Professional Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification.
About leadership from Misty Aaberg, WCHRA Director of Diversity and program organizer:
There are three things that are extremely hard – steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1750
Research on leadership consistently shows that the most effective leaders understand themselves thoroughly – particularly how they impact those around them. Influential leaders are candid about who they are, what they want, and how to utilize their strengths and challenges for the greatest contribution to their work and those around them.
A leadership development journey begins with identifying existing strengths, skills, and abilities. To gain a better understanding of ourselves we must identify aspects that bring out our leadership as well as ways to prioritize areas for change and improvement. Most important in the leadership development journey is coming face to face with our core values and exploring how those guiding principles are the center to who we are and how we operate.