There is no shortage of challenges facing today’s leaders, whether it’s demanding customers, tight budgets, recruiting the right people, adapting to change and getting your team onboard or struggling with your own confidence and energy levels. The list goes on…
Right now you might struggle to keep your team engaged and productive, or spend all your time putting out fires. This might cause a growing frustration because you feel there is not enough time for the important things… Like figuring out how to motivate your team in a sustainable way and how to create a positive, innovative and high performing culture. The frustration comes creeping up because you know how important this is. Culture eats Strategy for breakfast, remember.
The short answer to how to approach these challenges is that everything you need, to be successful and to lead your team in a fearless, conscious and confident way, lies within YOU. The trick is to understand how to unlock it.
Coaching is increasingly recognised as an essential part of professional and personal development and in 2022 professional coaching is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. More than 40% of Fortune 500 companies use coaching as a Learning & Development resource and 86% of the companies who do, see increased productivity and higher levels of employee performance, engagement and satisfaction. Other positive effects that are recognised as a result of coaching are growth in Revenue & Sales and higher employee retention.
Studies show that 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, stronger professional relationships and better communication skills! This greatly impacts the success of the leader and the company as well as it has an incredible effect on the individual’s overall feeling of life satisfaction.
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Great awareness is the foundation for change and personal development. All individuals view the world through filters based on our unique experiences, values, learnings and beliefs. Knowing yourself and understanding your filters is the first step to mastery and high performance. In order to be on top of your game, you must be completely aware of what is happening around you and within you at every moment.
Confidence is essential to reaching your potential as a leader and instead of waiting for something to happen to bring you confidence, you can create it. The most common belief and method to gain confidence is by doing and succeeding, and experience can absolutely breed confidence. A more powerful and sustainable approach though is that confidence comes from within and our power and performance is connected to our mindset, attitude and thoughts.
Being fearless means that you fully trust yourself and others around you, you are transparent, honest and vulnerable and you are not afraid to take calculated risks or to make mistakes. Learning and growing is a part of your core. When you are fearless you are bold and believe in your ability just as much as you believe in others. You have a vision and a mission, which is aligned with your values, to create a better world, using collaboration, co-creation and innovation to do this. There is no such thing as failure in the world of fearlessness!