"Now more than ever, it is crucial for leaders to hear and respond to the diverse challenges faced by people across the globe." (WEF, 2016)

What advice would you give your younger self?

For one of our weekly #LeadersHour chats we posed the following question: What advice would you give your younger self?  The idea of this was to give people the opportunity to impart their knowledge and share their experience. 

The question provoked quite a response with a range of valuable and inspiring advice including the following wise words from @vincentbaxter, “Don’t be put off by arrogance. Don't wait for someone to notice your abilities”, our #SuperTweet winner.

A big thank you to everyone who took part and shared their retrospective advice.  It was interesting to read how many of the responses were around, having more confidence, not being afraid to be yourself and the need to keep learning.

For me, the question posed the opportunity to reflect and reassess myself. Although we can’t go back and change time, by taking the time to look inwards it gives us the ability to consider our strengths, weaknesses, and values.  This reflection is essential for self-development and doing this on a regular basis will help us to remain focused and ultimately work towards our goals.  

A small selection of the responses we received listed below:

  • @GBChamberBoss 'Trust yourself. Obviously listen and be open-minded and receptive to ideas and advice...but fundamentally 'Trust yourself'.

  • @kirstenlholder ‘It's ok not to know the answer. It's ok to make a mistake as long as you learn from it.’

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  • @DaveP_KPlusG ‘To keep being the difference of me, and to believe in myself and my actions, because there is a reason that I'm choosing them!

  • @CSGMacDonald 'Things will work out the way they are meant to. In the meantime work hard, learn, be positive, develop a USP and learn to manage upwards

  • ‏@CarlDaviesPH ‘Work hard, Work Smart, solve problems that need to be solved and relax, you will be rewarded’.

For the full list visit our Twitter page @_Future_Leaders. #LeadersHour the number one leadership chat on Twitter! Be sure to join us every Monday at 8 pm. If you have a topic you would like to submit for a future #LeadersHour chat then tweet us @_Future_Leaders


Hardeep Dhillon

Lead Copywriter: Future Leaders Club




Hardeep has recently joined the Future Leaders Club as Lead Copywriter. She is an experienced communications professional with nearly 10 years of her career working for one of the biggest brands in the country, the NHS. She tweets about all things comms, social media, and leadership @HDhilln.

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