KILIMANJARO LEADERSHIP PROJECT

Rotterdam school of management

Erasmus University.




21
Jun

Step 1 towards Kilimanjaro: Taking that first step

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC) And in the case of our Kili climb the first step was the decision of 23 of us to signup for this journey. Since a few of us could finally participate, even the subscription itself was a journey! How do you make a video of yourself? What makes a good elevator pitch? And how do you then combine the two in a result that will get you a ticket to participate in this marvellous challenge to climb Kilimanjaro with a group…


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19
Jun

Daring greatly

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“That is what life is about – daring greatly, and being in the arena.” – Brené Brown What keeps us from stepping into the arena? Let’s look at some facts. Of the top Fortune 500 companies, currently only four percent of CEOs are women. In the US, 47 percent of the labor force is women, and let’s assume the global population is a 50/50 split. I can’t help but wonder – what is preventing women from stepping into the arena? For sure, one part of the equation is the entrenched workplace challenges for women who wish to have families, and…


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19
Jun

Climbing …….

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During high-school  I climbed Apuseni Mountains twice (1849m-Transylvania Romania). Four years ago I climbed Monte Cima  (1914m–L’Appenino Bolognese) and, if everything goes according to schedule, I will be on the top of the Kilimanjaro (5896m-Tanzania) on 29 September. When I look at myself, I define myself as ambitious and perseverant. I will explain to you shortly what I really mean by that. Today, before our business review meeting in our company, I shared my excitement with my colleagues and I was expressing my happiness and my excitement of climbing the Kili. Whilst looking  on the map I was explaining them that this…


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16
Jun

Ready?

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Slightly nervous, carrying a backpack with my walking shoes, I arrived at the first meeting for the ‘Kili sisters of 2013’. Ready to learn ánd walk with the women I hope to reach the ‘Roof of Africa’ with. While this meeting gave us a first introduction to each other and the ‘why’ of this programme, now it is time to start the training! The first blisters are checked, a hiking store visited, the flight booked, and the motivation to keep up with the training schedule is present. What more preparation do we need?   From an emotional perspective, the Kilimanjaro…


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