It’s time to elevate the leadership of your entire team. Gone are the days of people relying on you to be the expert, the motivational coach, the counselor, the activator, and holder of secrets, while maintaining a persona with “open door policies” and “nothing phases me” attitudes.
Ask your team these five questions and find out if they are ready for the next level growth of The LEAP-
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest) How frustrating do you find the conflicts, unresolved issues on your team?
On a scale of 1-10 how willing are you to share your thoughts, ideas, and struggles with your team (vulnerability, authenticity)?
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest) how committed are you to achieve your goals in the next six months?
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest) how confident are you in your ability, resources, knowledge, skills etc. at present to achieve your goals in the next six months?
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest) how well do you know the strengths of your team mates and leadership?
The LEAP creates REAL Leadership.
The LEAP is a six week team-coaching adventure structure to fit the unique needs of your organization.
Who are R.E.A.L. Leaders?
Your resilience is like a muscle that needs to be trained and exercised. Life can do that. Hard times can do that. But there is a mindful path to resilience training and pro-actively engaging your own stories can be the shortest and fastest path to becoming a resilient leader.
“All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.” Steven Pressfield
Your view of the world begins with your own two eyes. As you raise your perspective and become adept at shifting viewpoints, altitudes, and listening filters. By training yourself to do this while keeping connections and trust open, you set yourself apart from the rest and can actually multiply the efforts you put forth towards your goals.
“If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.” Brian Koslow
A. Authentic - fully you, fully them
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are."
Choosing authenticity means:
▪ cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable;
▪ exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and
▪ nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough.
"Authenticity demands Wholehearted living and loving – even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it.” Brené Brown
You may already feel that you are living authentically by this point in your career, business. But how do you compartmentalize to protect your own vulnerability? What becomes of your own judgments, shame-stories, preferences… and when life-happens and you can no longer “hold up the tent” , have you equipped your team to hold a safe space and to keep going? What takes up head space for you when your doubts and fear hit?
L. Leveraging strengths
Leaders who leverage strengths creating thriving organizations.
“If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.” Barbara Bush
When you engage your team’s strengths with unbridled curiosity, and create a strengths-based culture, you naturally bring out their best. By aiming your strengths towards your goals, setting the conditions for connection with intention, helping one another embrace the weakness that exists without judgment, you create a safe space to fail and increase each team member’s ability to grow and lead others.
This approach creates a ripple into the organization, into our families, our communities, our churches and our schools.