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Monique Caraghiaur is an Air Force Officer, Photographer, Certified Professional Coach, and Speaker. She is passionate about helping others create a legacy they're proud of.
The Leadership LENS Framework was born by merging the worlds of creativity and leadership. As an Air Force Logistics Officer and photographer I am a leader and a creative. In my opinion, these two things are one in the same and I have discovered a way for you to authentically create a legacy you’re proud of to lead your people well.
What I really like about this LENS framework is that it isn’t rigid. It can flex to truly meet a person’s and/or organization’s needs.
There are three main lenses in photography:
Of course, all these types of images come together to represent an entire story – for you and for your organization. A legacy.
L – Look Within
In order to lead others, you must first be able to lead yourself. This comes in many forms like: self-care, confidence and competence, your experiences, personality, and your story. IT can be boiled down to two main ones though, self-care and who you are.
E – Experience
Experience means leveraging the experience on your team. How can you do this? First and foremost, good relationships. Caring for people. Knowing where they come from helps you gain perspective on where they are coming from, why they are advocating one way or the other.
N – Nice and New
It means always be nice (kind) and try new things (innovate).
I want to reference a report done by CB Insights, a survey of 677 executives. Corporate strategists talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. 84.9% said innovation is very important, but 78% of respondents focus on incremental changes. As a society, we need to work on these numbers.
S – Stories Matter
You will be a chapter in someone’s story. Your team is a chapter in your organization’s story. Your organization is a chapter in the world’s story. Do your part to make it a good one.
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.”– Steve Jobs
Day to Night Photographer – Stephen Wilkes
Why We Can’t Innovate by Bob Fischer, Forbes Article
“The Future of Jobs” – Report by The World Economic Forum
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