Where creativity goes leadership follows – as long as you are inspired.

~ Maria Lehtman

I have always found that creativity leads to new areas of leadership – not the other way around. People recognize creativity and they follow inspiration when they see it. I never thought I would spend nearly 20 years in the technology field, but I realized that people knew exactly where I fit: leading and motivating others to succeed, finding the right talents and connecting them to the right people/customers and partners, and positioning people and programs to stakeholders in all sides.

Where others were consumed by worry about keeping their management positions, I was too busy to think ahead and make my teams feel proud of what they were delivering. I posted thank-you notes regularly as we reached milestones, and ensured top performers received personal recognition, coaching, and guidance.

I did it because I cared. And because I cared, I received new opportunities and my career evolved on its own volition. Naturally, I wanted to keep a high quality, and I worked hard. I didn’t expect from anyone anything more than I expected from myself. But I kept artistic creativity always as part of my repertoire. The combination opened doors to new programs and new opportunities. And so I could only conclude that creativity leads the way, and leadership follows as the skills evolve.

I am sure you have had similar experiences when you allowed your talent to evolve in addition to areas otherwise considered as “core industry” skills.

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.

~Robin S. Sharma


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Maria Lehtman
MARIA has over 20 years of Sales, Marketing, and Professional Services experience from the international telecommunications and travel industry. Her achievements include successful global Transition, Transformation and Competency programs in management roles at global telecommunication field. She is currently working in International Sales & Marketing department with transversal employee and executive social media engagement development programs. Maria is passionate about the digital empowerment and the opportunities it can provide for people around the world. She is a dedicated photographer and digital artist engaged in several creative projects at any given time. She is a compassionate leader, and her mission is to support people in self-transformation and in embracing new skills. Her trademark is her capability to share a smile even during the most challenging ccircumstances and keep a 'mindfulness'-attitude. Maria’s posts and thoughts represent her own view of the world. See Maria's current publication on Amazon.com
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