My clients are brilliant. They are creative, resourceful and whole. When you combine that with a growth mindset, the outcome is awe-inspiring transformation.
The epiphanies shared below are from a client I had the privilege to work with as part of a year-long premier leadership development program that included individual coaching. At the end of our time together, he summarized the tools, strategies, insights and new habits he learned. While I love them all, #10 is my favorite. What’s yours?
#1 Immersive Leadership Training + Individualized Coaching = Transformation.
If you are ready.
#2 Be yourself! Everyone else is taken.
Open up; let your uniqueness show; understand your motivations & style. Be authentic to them.
#3 Leadership is a 3-Ring Circus.
Play in all 3 rings. Leadership behaviors; individual contributor behaviors; personal growth behaviors.
#4 You can always communicate … BETTER!
More is less for those with alternative agendas; More is more for those who share your agenda; Less is always more ( although paradoxically it takes more work.)
#5 Reach Out.
For new contacts (and old friends, mentors, advisors & collaborators). Whenever you feel the boundaries or challenges of your job giving you tunnel vision (or putting you in a rut) reach out for new insight; a different perspective. Ask for help…or offer it. If it’s not a habit…make it one.
#6 Find Your Achilles Heel and Do Something about it.
#7 Every Team Needs a Different Playbook.
See others as they are, not as you wish they would be. Find the playbook that will work best for each team; each boss, each individual.
#8 Make Your Own Weather.
Positive engagement comes from positive engaged leaders! You make the weather for your team; if you let every storm blow over you & your team – you’re sunk.
#9 Remember What Makes You Tick!
What do you love to do? What are you best at? When are you most engaged? Build, create, transform…together!
#10 Personal Growth is Addictive. …. and legal.
Get some more.