The Mirror

Personal Reflections

In order to grow into a great leader, we must ensure that we build our character, principles and values. The stronger the character of a leader, the better they can display good leadership and make decisions that are in the interest of the greater good. Personal inflexion points make us stronger if we make the right choices. This section is designed to help subscribers to have those difficult brave conversations with themselves and make the necessary changes within themselves.

Opinion Pieces

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Dr Claudelle von Eck

The voices behind our beliefs

We are often quite unaware of how our belief systems are influenced by various external factors, and how those beliefs may impact on our decisions and actions. Not interrogating information that we are being fed on a daily basis could quite easily lead to a skewed view of reality, which may lead to inappropriate decisions or actions. Reflecting on how we have come to our conclusions should be standard practice for leaders.

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Dr Claudelle von Eck

The power of self-observation

Taking a step back and getting onto the balcony to observe yourself is probably one of the most difficult things to do. We don’t like acknowledging, nor watching, our flaws in action. However, as long as we are not aware of the flaws, we cannot correct them. It is always a lot easier to look at the flaws of others than looking at our own. When we are able to convince ourselves that we need to become our own observers and step back, we open up a whole new world of possibilities in our own self development. But, that does sound easier said than done. How does one accomplish and maintain such a feat?

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Dr Claudelle von Eck

Protecting your purpose

Once you understand what you purpose is and what its importance is in the context of the greater good, you understand that you have an

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Dr Claudelle von Eck

Live your Purpose

Knowing what your purpose is and how it fits into the greater good, provides an individual with meaning – a reason to live. Being passionate

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Dr Claudelle von Eck

You need to change

The first step to exponential growth is to step out of denial of where we are and to recognise that we must change. When we

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If the rhythm of the drum beat changes, the dance step must adapt.

— African proverb