Contemporary Leadership-

Don’t act like a leader, be one

Why

Numerous studies  suggest that poor leadership is a primary contributor to low productivity and employee disengagement. A recent study found that 69% of managers were generally uncomfortable communicating with employees. The risks associated with ineffective leadership can be detrimental.

How

I encourage leaders to FIND THEIR OWN VOICE and show high levels of PERSONAL INTEGRITY, self-confidence and the courage to speak up when necessary. Through a creative approach to self-discovery, I demonstrate how maintaining CONSISTENCY and PROFICIENCY within a leadership role is inseparable from having a strong sense of self as a leader.

I utilise ARTISTIC and PERFORMATIVE approaches that have been proven to be useful in business settings and helpful in reclaiming or expanding a sense of experimentation, playfulness and wonder.

These mental states are essential for ongoing innovation, strategic renewal, creative cooperation and collaboration; and methods of communication that support such interaction. This approach combines deep self-reflection with impactful, courageous action. Every leader needs to find his or her own authentic leadership style, but core skills are essential for any successful leadership.

These include:

* Personal credibility

The prerequisite for this is the assumption of responsibility and a conscious perception of reality. The aim of the coaching is to optimize self-management.

* Ability to influence and motivate people

A strong knowledge base and sense of self as a professional leader will facilitate a flow on effect that will see a willing and productive team emerge.

The basic prerequisites for competent behavior in management are defined by an understanding of the organizational and group dynamics of the company.

* Ability to communicate with charm and honesty

Strong leadership not only relies on knowledge, it is also driven by sincere and authentic communication that allows leaders to connect and build trusting relationships with their team members.    

* Ability to manage diverse relationships and build effective teams

Developing emotional awareness of diverse personalities allows for leaders to structure teams based on the emotional nature as well as the professional skills of team members.

Social competence in controlling and directing companies and institutions includes the ability to relate and deal with conflict.

* Ability to anticipate change and act proactively in any given situation

Life happens! But knowing how to deal responsibly and effectively with the interactions between conflicting approaches or changing situations within the workplace will maximise and maintain ongoing productivity and growth.

What

The coaching will be tailored to the individual or group participating- yet in this creative way of working you should know that the result is not determined and that success depends to a large extent on working together and on your initiative and participation. During this time we will cover invaluable lessons on how to:

  • Transform old mental maps or paradigms to allow the adoption of a partnership approach that creates a shared sense of vision
  • Listen to your team and emphasize WIN/WIN rather than adversarial WIN/LOSE approach.
  • Step out of your comfort zone in order to see the bigger picture
  • Re-direct focus towards SEIZING opportunities rather than SEEING problems
  • Exploring decision making processes to INVIGORATE and INSPIRE creative and effective decision making skills.
” Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” ~Andy Stanley