Humanity faces several grand challenges, and infinitely more daily ones. Our future success depends on millions of us choosing leadership and solving these challenges. When we choose leadership, we accept responsibility for creating positive change by articulating a clear vision and providing an environment for others to be empowered and contribute.
I’m committed to encouraging others to choose leadership and then helping them achieve excellence in service.
There’s a group of people that I’m determined to serve. If you’re reading this, I’m betting you’re one of them.
They’re like the folks I work alongside each day and trade stories with on weekly accountability calls. They’re the ones struggling with growing businesses and expanding teams. They’re the ones guiding their communities during difficult times. They’re the ones with a vision for a better future, overwhelmed with the new challenges each day brings.
And few of us are talking about how hard Leadership really is.
As Ben Horowitz says, “It’s like the fight club of management: The first rule of the CEO psychological meltdown is don’t talk about the psychological meltdown.” CNN says being CEO should come with a health warning. One legendary CEO even called it “the torture.”
Aside from just talking about it, I think we can use our habits to thrive and become better leaders.
In an episode of Stan Lee’s Superhumans, Tom Owen survives being run over by a heavy truck. Through testing, the conclusion isn’t that his abdominal muscles are significantly stronger than average. Instead, he’s able to generate enough inter-abdominal pressure to withstand massive external loads. “If I can’t push out harder than the weight of the truck pushing down, then I die,” says Tom.
I think leaders can use the same approach.
By generating enough internal force with our habits, we can push back against the external pressures that limit our effectiveness.
If your standard reply to “How are you?” is “Busy,” you’re in the right place.
By developing a system to identify and execute on your priorities, we can help you take back your life. I’ll help you give your commitments and schedule a fresh and realistic look. You’ll sort through what energizes you and what drains you. In the process you’ll clarify your most important activities so that your daily work helps you achieve them. We’ll also design a daily routine that maximizes your productivity.
There’s a core set of skills that set good leaders apart from great ones. These core skills are relatively easy to adopt – but you’ll need to be intentional about developing them.
Layer by layer, we’ll build the habits that support you in reaching your leadership potential. Sign up now to get started.
The ‘Official Bio’
Kendra L. Kinnison, MBA, CPA, is the General Manager for Port Royal Ocean Resort and President of PRexcel, a consulting firm serving the hospitality industry. She also provides leadership coaching to help people achieve excellence through habits.
Kendra is Chair of the Texas Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Travel Industry Association, the Advisory Board of the College of Business at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and the Island Strategic Action Committee for the City of Corpus Christi. Over the last two decades, Kendra has served in leadership positions in a number of community service organizations.
Holding an MBA and BBA from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Kendra is the youngest MBA graduate in the school’s history. She is also a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class XXX and was the Steering Committee Chair for Class XXXV. Kendra was an inaugural selection to Corpus Christi’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2006 and was a Y Women in Careers Honoree in 2005.
I’m honored you’re still reading. Here are some more interesting tidbits about me:
– For the last several years, I followed the paleo style of eating. Right now, I’m experimenting.
– I work at a standing desk. (It’s an EvoDesk now.)
– I get up early and go to bed early, shamelessly.
– I try not to watch news or regular television. (But I do watch a little YouTube and NCIS on Apple TV.)
– I homeschooled my daughter for a few years (and absolutely loved it).
– I’m happiest when all I have is a backpack. (I love my Minaal.)
– I rarely let my books out of arms’ reach.
– I love adventure and the outdoors.
– I’m fascinated with words and languages.
– I have a tattoo.
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