We all know the Bela Lugosi-style vampire stories from the early movie days and you may have empathized with Brad Pitt as Louie – the unwitting victim of Tom Cruise’s character – the Vampire Lestat, in the movie version of the Anne Rice novels.

You might also need to make a shamefaced admission to following the exploits of the handsome vampires living large in the trending/popular Twilight movies appealing to screaming tweens and teens worldwide.

And then last week, CBS News reported:  “In an upcoming special TV show to promote his interest in Romania’s Transylvania region, Britain’s Prince Charles claims he is related to Vlad the Impaler, who gave rise to the Dracula vampire stories. Apparently, so is his mother, the queen.”

The ‘Vampire Myth’ generally involves bats, longevity measured in hundreds of years, sleeping in a coffin (yuck!), the inability to exist in the light of day and typically the vampire casts no reflection in a mirror.

Regardless of the ‘cachet’ associated with being a vampire, I would like to examine the ‘Vampire Myth’ as it relates to casting a reflection in the mirror.

How you choose to show up in your life and in your career can detract from or enhance your Leadership Career Success.          

So, when you look in the mirror – is the image that is reflected back one of influence, purpose, passion, competence, engagement, enjoyment and being fully present?

Or, like those who see the negative headlines on: job loss statistics, corporate setbacks, ethics violations, competitor espionage, ‘palming’ shoddy products off on unsuspecting customers, pulling a ‘Madoff’ – and like some who have become a downsizing statistic….. Have you stopped showing up in your own leadership career life?

We can choose to not show up (cast no reflection) and be buffeted by ill economic or corporate political winds or we can look in the mirror, see the reflection that is DAILY determining our leadership career success and decide to show up with our own brand of cachet!  To change how you show up in your leadership career, remember to check out your reflection.

A question for you to consider:

  • What are you reflecting back when you look in the leadership career success mirror?

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Christine M. Glasco consults to company executives, business owners and non-profit leaders on career management/career transformation strategies and strategic leadership development solutions. To provide you with clarity on how to achieve the next steps in your career, go to www.christineglasco.com and request a complimentary copy of Is Your Career on Track? Assessment and e-Workbook

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