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To be a source of energy for others, a resource for change, and to be fully present in your own life,
you have to build yourself up & take care of yourself.
Leadership starts with the self.
Am I showing up in the world in a way that I am comfortable with?
Self awareness, knowledge of how others see you, and an appreciation of how interactions impact others can help us develop our strengths, be authentic and avoid unconscious bias.
Am I the role model I would like to have?
Some of us become professional leaders, where others have certain unnegotiated and unspoken expectations of us, as well as explicit outcome expectations. Most of us are called to situational leadership in certain circumstances – perhaps in our family units, or communities, where our behaviour jointly sets standards for others. Somebody is looking at you as a role model – are you being the best you can be?
Am I able to lead through ambiguity?
We all have to deal with change driven by external happenings and depending on the severity or unexpectedness of the change are able to cope with that change without deviating much from our routines or the plans we made yesterday. But change has become a constant, so all leadership becomes change leadership.
Sometimes we can no longer stick to our plans. We have two choices. Either we fight the change in order to push through our plans anyway, or we make adjustments. Those adjustments are often made on the fly, in order to get us a close as possible to our original planned outcomes so we can use our original success measures. The alternative approach is to use the change to be even more effective and have an even greater impact. Then you become a change leader.
What does my team need to fulfil its purpose?
Clarity of purpose, a common understanding and individual coherent translation is a prerequisite.
Am I providing the best environment for my team to thrive?
When change is constant, team members are operating in a sea of emotion – their own and that of every other team member and stakeholder. We each need an environment that allows us to manage the ebb and flow of interaction in a positive and energising way.
What is the greater impact my team can have, aligned with it’s purpose?
Most of us go through our lives without fulfilling our potential. At a team level the sum of individual fulfilment allows much room for improvement, but enabling your team members to find resonance in the way they work can have a multiplying effect. How would it look one year from now if you extended your team’s impact 3x?
And if everything is going along swimmingly, inside of your comfort zone but you are not making full use of your potential:
What is it that I need to change now?
“Sustainable change happens
at the intersection of
achievement, leadership and wellness.”
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re rightHenry Ford
You set goals. You break them down into milestones. You get them done.
Even elite athletes engage with coaches to further extend and tune their skills, and fulfill more of their potential.
How much of your potential are you fulfilling?
What will I do?
…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.Maya Angelou
Leadership is something we all do at some point in our lives – often unconsciously, if not incompetently…
Once you have decided that you have a cause, your success will be determined on the clarity with which you communicate, the effectiveness of your relationships and your ability to help your team thrive. All of this is influenced by your emotional intelligence – EQ – which you can train.
Enabling your team
And what is a man without energy? Nothing – nothing at all.Mark Twain
Wellness for executives is about managing your energy rather than time, for time passes regardless of how you fill it, and energy remains as the one variable in your life.
Energy is your capacity to do work.
Optimising your energy capacity and efficiency whilst eliminating systemic energy loss (friction, conflict and stagnation) is key in planning for sustainability and peak performance.
For high performing individuals and teams, to achieve peak performance and sustainable performance, wellness is a pre-requisite, not an afterthought.
I coach leaders for sustainable change, and help organisations develop a culture shift for the 21st century.
Standard and bespoke coaching programmes designed to challenge your current thinking, and help you develop new behaviour patterns to thrive where you have been stuck.
International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
What ONE THING would be most helpful, in moving toward a better future?
Energy = the capacity to do work.
In business and in life, our energy determines how much work we can do.
Therefore, balancing our internal energy systems, and how we interface with our environment, determines our effectiveness within our system.
The CEO, or Chief Energy Officer, is ultimately responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of the system (company) in applying energy to get work done.
Work = measure of energy transfer.
When we talk about change, we are usually talking about changes to the system, or in the operating environment, that affect the work being done.
Hence, understanding systemic energy inefficiencies can lead to improvements.
The COO, or Chief Organising Officer, is responsible for aligning the various components and subsystems for optimum efficiency in getting the work done.
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A holy grail for leaders.
So why, when our employees are redefining their life due to the (impending) addition of a family member, would we not go all out to help our team member make that adjustment as seamless as possible?
Parenthood is the ideal opportunity to send our employees a message about how we value them, to share their joy in a time of celebration and work together to find the best way to work together.
Parents@work is an innovative peer coaching program that helps companies develop a more parent friendly culture – helping new parents access and activate resources and negotiate that difficult transition to a balanced family and career, thus driving integration, equality and engagement.
Understanding and managing our performance is key to fulfilling our potential and filling our lives with positive energy.
Business Athlete programme helps elite performers, risings stars and high potentials manage their growth to sustainable high performance and potential fulfillment.
Individual coaching across the influences of the 4 vectors of energy yields insight into performance blindspots and simple resilience multipliers.
A team workshop helps you explore current levels of understanding and opportunity for achieving new standards of performance.
Leadership and Communication.
Communication is the lifeblood of any organisation.
How often have you had the feeling that you weren’t being listened to?
Or unable to “get through” to a team member?
Or, they just don’t understand?
Maybe, even though you thought you were being listened to and understood, you just couldn’t get alignment?
Perhaps you see certain team members who just don’t get each other?
Communication is our number one tool to transfer energy to other human beings.
Each of us has a natural preference for a particular communication style and perception of the world. So, tuning our communication to fit the preference of our conversation partner helps minimise “lossy” communication, leading to a more energising exchange.
PCM is the communication model that is more than a communication model. It promotes understanding, inclusion and engagement.
Healthy Habits are the foundation of wellness.
Your physical energy capacity starts with how you train that capacity through exercise and how you feed your growth.
We have teamed up with the awesome guys at precision nutrition to offer a range of wellness programmes online.
Coaching from me, with the ProCoach platform for daily tips and lessons.
What would you do if you had more energy?
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I have had the pleasure of receiving excellent coaching from Andrew. Andrew uses thought provoking questions, empathy, respect and humour in his coaching and has a truly professional style.
My vision evolved over the time of my engagement, Andrew helped focus my vision and I am now committed to setting up and making my company a success, Testifi.io.