Highly visible leaders take care to practice forgiveness. If things aren’t perfect they don’t berate themselves. If things go wrong they don’t wallow in it. The term failing forward
is one they embrace and when things go wrong they use it as a learning opportunity rather than a chance to give up or assign blame. Think about how much you berate yourself when something goes wrong… are you your own worst enemy?
Paying it forward is a key trait for highly visible leaders. Visibility is as much about how much OTHER people talk about you, as it is actually showing up. The more you help people, the more they will talk about it in other circles and this ripple effect will build momentum over time.
One of the most important considerations for highly visible leaders is their ongoing commitment to taking care of their brains. Learning, developing and investing in themselves so they can be confident showing up is not just important for visible leaders, it is essential.