PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In order to lead others, you must first learn to lead yourself — a notion Stedman Graham follows wholeheartedly.
Graham, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur and longtime partner of Oprah Winfrey, will share his thoughts on the subject Wednesday at the Museum of the American Revolution, where he’ll also touch on his new book, “Identity Leadership.”
“If you don’t find your talents, your skills, what you’re passionate about, you’re pretty much going to be irrelevant in the 21st century,” Graham said.
Graham lays out a nine-step process that helps readers not only discover who they are, but also not let society limitations define them, with Graham sharing his own struggles.
“People define me by my relationship, they define me by my family, they define me by my family and my abilities,” he said.
Graham says figuring out your own identity helps you defy labels, create a vision for opportunities bigger than your circumstances, make a plan and step outside of the box, with determination to overcome fears to grow into a true leader of value.
“We are not looking for workers. We are looking for people who have self leadership skills,” Graham added.
Graham will speak for free at the Museum of the American Revolution Wednesday at 6 p.m.