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Sunday 24 February 2013

Is Understanding enough?

Human behaviours can generally be understood, justified, explained.

The relationship patterns, the posture, the style of management or leadership we have are the product of our history, of our family background, our education, our beliefs and opinions, our studies...

These elements have influenced our behaviours. They have programmed the way we react to external stimuli, how we relate to others, to authority, to power, the traps we fall into...
These behaviours may not be efficient in our present  contexts, experiences, and challenges.
Is being aware of it enough to solve the problem?

If you want to break or change your anchored behaviours, it requires you recognize and accept what is happening. To gain in openness and flexibility, you need to learn to feel how you are emotionally structured, your feelings, your reactions...

You then start learning ...

Personal growth is about understanding who you are and how you are, what are your strengths and your weaknesses.
It's about identifying and feeling your emotions, knowing the inclinations and reactions you have and learning to manage them ... For you to be free.

Understanding is not enough. It's a starting point.
Trying, experiencing, experimenting, that's how you learn.

Learn at emotional and physical levels, not just at rational and intellectual ones. You then start growing...

What do you think? Sounds familiar? Do you recognize yourself in any way?

Monday 18 February 2013

Professional Search: Specialist or Generalist?

When we are in search of new professional opportunities, jobs, projects or clients, it is advisable to be experts, specialists in our field.
We present what we do best, give examples, we sell our expertise.

It's good to have a specialization, to give a clear message about what we do, what we bring, our added value ....

However, with the rapidly changing labour market, the danger of being a specialist is to lock yourself in your field and not see what is happening around you.

To be competitive you need to constantly keep watch, be in connection with your market, be on the move... You need to keep evolving as a professional, adapt in selling and delivering your speciality...

What type of professional are you on your market? With your customers?

How about trying to be a Specialist and a Generalist!

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Leadership is about Context & Connection

Companies struggle to create accountability, ownership and leadership at all levels...

The perception is that there are people who decide and others that execute... The relationships tend to be unbalanced, communications are mainly one way, the connection between deciders and doers is low...

What are the consequences?

Collaborators have low levels of motivation, commitment and engagement. The quality and service standards are average. In a difficult economical environment, the levels of tension and stress build up and paralyse the teams further more...

The truth is, neither the managers nor the collaborators feel happy about the situation...
The former don’t feel confident and trusting with their teams and people.
The latter don’t feel listened to nor taken into account and develop automated and routine attitudes.

You know what: This can change!

Leadership is about creating the Connection and Context that enable change and 
deliver performance. 
Connection that enhances open and closer communications and develops relationships.
A Context that makes it possible to 
negotiate alliances with collaborators and teams with a shared commitment on common objectives.

Context & Connection.

Work on these two key drivers and you will create the team engagement and support you've always dreamt of!

The dream team at an arm’s reach! Think about it!

Any thoughts?