Byron's Babbles

What’s Your Leadership Mantra?

The Oxford Dictionary gives us the late 18th century origin of the word “mantra” as: “Sanskrit, literally ‘a thought, thought behind speech or action’, from man- ‘think’, related to mind.” We all have mantras. When working with groups of up and coming leaders I describe it as how others see us or how we see ourselves. Sometimes I even introduce it as what others say about us when we are not there. Yesterday in our 3D Leadership training for North and South Carolina we did a reflection exercise where participants got to do a graphic representation of their mantra and leadership legacy. I was blown away by the great work they did. Honestly, they speak for themselves, so I am going to post them all as the content of this post. Here they are, enjoy:

Hopefully you found these to be as inspiring as I did. So, if we think of mantra as something that is often repeated and expresses a particular strong belief or action, then we can be assured these up and coming leaders will be walking the walk. What’s your leadership mantra?


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  1. Michelle Lingenfelter said, on May 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Byron, you inspire us with your enthusiasm! Loved every minute.


  2. Rebecca Feliciano said, on May 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Even though my picture did not make the cut, lol it was another great leadership training. Byron you truly have a way with your words and can help any future leader think through all the possibilities that may arise from any situation. Thanks for another great book too, it is a great read!


    • Dr. Byron L. Ernest said, on May 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      There was no cut. They were all awesome! If you have a picture of yours, send it; I will add it in. Thanks for the comments. I appreciate how engaged you are. You are REMARKABLE.


  3. Sherry McGowens said, on May 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks for all of your leadership training. I even appreciate that you don’t always make introverts like me speak. I may not have always said it but I did enjoy our meetings and look forward to part 2!


  4. Brianne Hudak said, on May 21, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I have enjoyed the connections and reflections made throughout my training. Thank you for the gift of time to focus on my leadership, Byron! You are a man full of positivism and driven by impact. I am glad that I have been introduced to you!


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