Social Work Leadership: Establish Your Leadership Brand as a Social Worker

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Embracing leadership as social workers

Thanks for this article! In being rightly "client-centered" (or community-centered, etc.), we can be tempted to forget that we, too, are active agents, not only defined by the clients we serve, but in how we lead in our lives and workplaces. As Marianne Williamson so powerfully wrote, we can be BIG. And in doing so, we are helping others be big, too. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." (MW).

Thanks for helping us to think intentionally about our leadership!

Molly Skawski 5 days ago

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