Are you in 100%

We all like to have a good rant don’t we?  Especially at work – sometimes there can be a whole sub-culture which bonds people in the workplace or in a network.  How we love complaining about the process, how others shouldn’t have behaved, how different things should be.

My question is – who knows how anything or anyone should be?

In leadership, as a business leader or owner, complaining can have a serious impact on you and your team’s engagement.  Focusing on complaining and largely having a big fat NO to how things and others are, can seriously affect your time and alignment with your purpose – and ultimately this affects your results.

Of course sharing your thoughts and feelings is essential and this is an important part of connecting, discerning and collaborating; especially for the purpose of improving or developing.  However there is a big difference between stepping forward to assertively be heard and passively complaining or colluding.

I realised this week that as I wanted to create a big difference in my results – naturally this will require a big difference in what it is going to take to get there.  Change behaviour, change the result right?

I have had a tendency in the past to agree to a new commitment and then spend a time complaining because it isn’t how I want it to be.  This attitude and behaviour can seriously affect my results.  Whilst I’m using my vital energy and time complaining I’m not engaging 100%.  I’m focused on my complaints, not my goal.

This challenge is a topic that frequently comes up with clients in their leadership.  Which one are you focused on?

  • Alignment with Reality – it is how it is. We can get aligned with this, be present to what is and go for creating our desired result.  Be in 100%.  Or indeed choose a different path;

Or

  • Disengagement in Leadership – we are focused on what isn’t, what should be different and what we don’t like. Our result = dissatisfaction, resentment, valuable time and attention is away from our desired result.

This reminds me of the music industry years ago.  I remember a large amount of complaining about illegal downloading and how online companies shouldn’t be doing what they were doing.  This went on for some considerable time.  The cost was huge amounts of time and energy was spent on complaining – rather than realigning with the reality that the way people accessed music was significantly changing.  The industry was seriously on the back foot in bringing about new ways of marketing and selling music and lost a lot of profit as a result.

So…are you in 100%?

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Leadership Focus – Moan or Motivate?

Build the new

I’ve heard a lot of moaning this week, including my own!!

Its tough isn’t it as a leader to get off the moaning cycle, it can be so easy to focus on what isn’t happening or isn’t working. Sadly, when this happens our true passion about what we really do want can get lost.

I suspect what may be really behind this frustration is burning desire to step up, passionately lead and contribute because we care and want to make a difference.

Focusing on the future result we want, rather than what’s currently not working can be massively motivating and enrolling for others.   And drilling down into why we want to create our results – REALLY.  Dig Deep!

One might say that showing our true passion could even be inspiring…

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Leadership – being real

Authentic Self...No Competition

I’ve had some really purposeful and enlightening conversations this week about BEing ‘Real’.

I see so often leaders who completely believe that as a leader they mustn’t be vulnerable in any way – and for some this belief means demanding that they show confidence and are never seen to not know the answer. Or else of course they hold themselves as weak, incompetent and are run by the fear of losing their job or someone else being better.

So what about being real? Rather than ‘acting’ more confident, bringing more of YOU forward and leading from a heartfelt purpose, not a fear of not being enough or getting it right in some way.

No-one else can ever be YOU. No-one can have the same thoughts, be creative in same way or bring to the table your unique style of leadership.

Be bold, be brave, be real!

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Educational Leadership – the power of connection…

Be the Change...

This week I’ve been reminded about how important it is to connect with educational teams both in terms of how we are BEing as well as how we are DOing. Without this we can get into disconnection, dissatisfaction and even resentment.

If we are not regularly checking in with ourselves and our purpose as an educational leader – how do we know we are on track with what we are creating? Particularly if we are wanting to create a positive experience for our students. How often have you seen students who have completely disengaged with learning because of how a teacher is ‘BEing’ – something in their attitude or demeanour?

I’m referring to what may be a relatively new paradigm that our effectiveness as educational leaders to create both the quantity and quality of results, lies much more in how we are BEing that what we are DOing.

Making time to connect as a SLT (and as real human beings) is setting a context that we as educational leaders or institutions have a genuine respect for real relationships and team working. And we value the importance of these relationships in both the team context and how this is then modelled to students.

How wonderful would it be if more young people went away from school or college with the concept that team working was connecting, supportive and something to be valued?

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Leadership – the power of connection…

Be the Change...

This week I’ve been reminded about how important it is to connect with our teams both in terms of how we are BEing as well as how we are DOing. Without this we can get into disconnection, dissatisfaction and even resentment.

If we are not regularly checking in with ourselves and our purpose – how do we know we are on track with what we are creating? Particularly if we are wanting to create a positive experience for our clients or customers. How often have you been a potential customer and been put off by how someone is ‘BEing’ – something in their attitude or demeanour?

I’m referring to what may be a relatively new paradigm that our effectiveness as leaders to create both the quantity and quality of results, lies much more in how we are BEing that what we are DOing.

Making time to connect as a team (and as real human beings) is setting a context that we as leaders or organisations have a genuine respect for real relationships. And we value the importance of these relationships in both the team context and how this is then modelled to our customers.

How do you connect in your team?

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Leadership visibility – how visible is the real you?

Live Leadership

This week I’ve been having lots of conversations to further my purpose and a lot of this has required me to be much more being more visible in my leadership. More vocal, more present and bring more of my knowledge, skill and wisdom into the fore. I’ve noticed this has taken much courage, patience and personal authority from me.  Many times in many different contexts.

What does showing more of the real leader in you take?

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