AN INTEGRATED LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY
Model for Effective Leadership
Taking a Deeper Dive
We believe that the true differentiator for leadership effectiveness, comes from the quality of thoughts and feelings that leaders have in relation to their goals and challenges.
If a leader inwardly feels that a client project is doomed to fail, their doubt will be felt by their team and they will struggle to inspire the team towards success.
On the other hand, if they have the self-awareness to acknowledge the impact of their self-doubt, they can mentally re-frame the situation and get themselves and their team back on track.
This requires work at the ‘Being’ level and that is where we aim to support our programme participants. This helps to create a firm foundation for their actions (Doing) and maximise their chances of ‘Having’ the individual and organisational outcomes they are seeking.
This deep dive approach has been proven to create significant and lasting mindset shifts with our clients.
The Stress Effect
Most leadership programmes assume that participants can rationally replicate the things that they have learnt (e.g. influencing skills , time management or strategic thinking) when they are back in their workplace.
Our experience suggests that this is not possible when leaders are experiencing stress or anxiety. They will likely revert to unproductive behaviours (micro-managing, mood swings, impatience) or they may become completely withdrawn. Leaders are humans after all.
Our programmes address this learning dilemma.
We acknowledge the high-pressure, always-on reality faced by many leaders. We help them to become more aware of their stress patterns using heart monitors and other diagnostics. We also teach them how to reduce stress and build resilience. This forms an integral part of our leadership programmes.