31 Oct Leadership Takeaways from Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rena
On Wednesday, October 18, the Navigate Women’s Leadership Network hosted an evening of networking and learning with Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rena, a recognized leader in helping companies design employee development programs to develop, engage, and retain their top talent.
Dr. Brandi believes that leadership is the one element that can make anyone’s life more meaningful and enjoyable, and more than 100 Navigate colleagues, clients, and friends joined us for the event, which included a spirited discussion on how to elevate your personal leadership brand.
Dr. Brandi incorporated her own brand of humor and empowerment into her remarks, and provided a number of tangible takeaways for our guests to help them become stronger and more successful leaders:
1. Set the course. To be a successful leader, you must first establish your objective. With that in place, you can create an action plan to get there.
2. Prepare for the journey. Your action plan sets the course for your journey to success. Gather the resources you’ll need to execute the plan, and determine what (or who) you’ll need to leave behind. This can be difficult, but a good leader needs to be able to make tough decisions.
3. Gather your crew. A good leader understands that success is almost always a team effort. Assess your team and determine who you may need to add to your crew in order to be successful. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Being a great leader comes with challenges. Dr. Brandi’s straightforward advice is applicable to almost any situation, and we loved hearing her perspective on the value of leadership. Our hope is that through groups and associations like the Women’s Leadership Network, we can help each other take steps forward in our careers and personal lives – and hopefully form some meaningful connections along the way.
We thank everyone for their attendance and for their donations to Silver Springs Martin Luther School, which will be used to further the school’s mission “to afford a home, education, and support for destitute or dependent children and provide mental health services for these children without distinction of creed, color, or country and to engage in related study and research.”