As Steven Covey said “Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves”.
Have you got to the top by a passion for what you believe in? Through a strong sense of purpose to create something towards a better future? Or was it because of your determination, loyalty and managerial skills?
So many of us strive to climb the ladder, and then find that leadership can be mentally tough and lonely. You and your decisions have a direct impact on the wider organization. Pressures are real. Self-doubt and imposter syndrome are almost inevitable. Challenges come thick and fast. And everyone looks to you for answers.
It’s time to emerge as the new you.
Enable your people to believe in you (not just understand what you want them to do), make an impact, inspire trust, work with integrity and motivate high performance.
You’ve got what it takes.
A team can either hold a business up or bring it down. It’s a complex matrix. Done well it’s a collective, collaborative and unbeatable force. Done badly, it’s a toxic environment with the potential for some serious damage.
A confident balanced team understands themselves, each other’s strengths and areas for improvement, and is committed to work together to grow sustainably and effectively for increased performance.
Eric Parsloe, founder of The OCM understood “The goal of team coaching is not just to ‘fix problems’ but to release the potential, building on the inherent strengths of the team and creating a self-reliant and resilient unit that delivers the desired results again and again”.
Does this sound like your dream team?
We can either carry on as we are, limited by our beliefs and narratives that no longer serve us, stumbling through work and life, frustrated by our situation, controlled by external situations and feeling ‘stuck in a rut’.
Or we can take the leap and begin to develop our self-awareness, understand what makes us tick, tweak our habits, be aware of where our blind spots are and become more adaptable to how we respond to situations.
In Barak Obama’s words “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or time. We are the change we have been waiting for. We are the change we seek”.
We all have the ability to unlock our potential.
Awareness is everything.